Italy and how they could lineup against Croatia in the last group match

Italy, the defending champions, take on Croatia on Monday night in an attempt to secure second place in Group B at Euro 2024. They need just one point to advance to the knockout stage

(Football news) Despite the fact that Italy merely suffered a 1-0 defeat to Spain in their most recent play, a significant personnel change is anticipated in light of the team’s lackluster performance and their fewest shots in a European Championship game to date.

Having expressed his dissatisfaction with Gianluca Scamacca’s work rate on several occasions, coach Luciano Spalletti will probably bring in new forwards like Mattia Zaccagni and Mateo Retegui because of a lack of bite up front.

A lot of criticism was directed at Scamacca as well as other well-known players for their performances on Thursday night, including Jorginho, Federico Chiesa, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo.

Therefore, experienced campaigner Matteo Darmian – a regular for Serie A champions Inter Milan last season – and Juventus midfielder Nicolo Fagioli could be promoted to the starting XI.

Captain and undisputed first-choice goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of few men guaranteed to keep their place in Leipzig – Inter trio Nicolo Barella, Federico Dimarco and Alessandro Bastoni are also set to be retained.

While Roma’s Gianluca Mancini could help reinforce La Nazionale’s slightly dubious defence, Riccardo Calafiori may be entrusted to continue his partnership with fellow left-footer Bastoni.

Whether they feature at the heart of a back four or a three-man rearguard remains to be seen, as Spalletti has previously spoken of staying tactically flexible in order to fit each occasion.

Italy possible starting lineup: Donnarumma; Darmian, Bastoni, Calafiori, Dimarco; Fagioli, Barella; Chiesa, Pellegrini, Zaccagni; Retegui

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