Alessio Cerci, the wing that Italy is missing

Portugal, France, Netherland... These are just some of the national teams that have their strong point in the side lanes. Well, Netherland, as we know, has reached the final of the World Cup 2010 in Sud Africa; Portugal has Cristiano Ronaldo -team player who can easily do everything alone-; France intends to change page as fast as possible after the debacle of the last year. It will be trivial and obvious, but the point is this: you can't fly without wings.

The Italian league has just started, but something to note is already evident: Juventus is coming back the real Old Lady, Udinese is no longer a provincial team (the unlucky preliminar with Arsenal testifies it) and in general there's more balance in the tournament than in the previous years. And this is related to the teams.

Among the players, beyond the usual Cavani, Di Natale and the surprises (up to a certain point) Giovinco and Palacio, the one that sparked my interest was Alessio Cerci. Hot head, intractable character, there's no discussion. But what a crystalline talent, gentleman! Unique player in this league, so that its non-call by Cesare Prandelli for the national team did the Florentines mumble.

The relationship between Prandelli and Florence, you know, is difficult. But the Italy's coach, if he wants to fly, will have to swallow a little of bitterness and to handle this young talent born in 1987.

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itsmonkeyboy 5 years ago from London, UK

Good hub, as an avid supporter of the Italian national team I shall have to keep an eye out for Cerci. Thanks for the heads up!


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Donnacha C 5 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

great article, fair point. I `m delighted Italy qualified rather easily for Euro 2012. Always good to see new talent coming through to replace the 2006 World Cup winning legends.

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