National team, the era of Luciano Spalletti begins: “I hope to revive the blue dream”


By John

“Thanks to the entire federation and to president Gravina for giving me this wonderful job. They have been intense days. I learned a lot in Coverciano, being here as coach is an indescribable emotion, a dream that starts from afar“.

These are the first words as coach of the Italian national football team Luciano Spalletti. “I remember that fantastic 4-3 against Germany, I hope to bring that dream back to life and to be able to carry that flag to all those thousands of children who dream of seeing the national team win“.

On the clause with Napoli? “Made correct decision”

“As far as Napoli is concerned – added the new Azzurri coach – I say that it was a wonderful experience, it was something overwhelming perhaps more than what one could expect. For me it is a beautiful memory. As regards the clause, nothing will make me take back the thought of having made the correct decision. There are some things that we need to put in place where the lawyers are working, I hope we can arrive at the best solution for both parties as soon as possible.”

Gravina: “Let’s start a new story”

«We reacted with style to an important crisis, leaving anger aside. There was disappointment, we cannot deny it. But now we begin a new story, a new chapter saying that the Italians will have not only a great coach, but a great person.” With these words the president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina, presented the new Italian coach, Luciano Spalletti in the first conference of the new national coach, called to replace Roberto Mancini. «A new page begins, I would say a new chapter in the history of the Azzurri – underlined Gravina -, an important story that fascinates millions of Italians, an unpublished chapter in this book. The era of Luciano Spalletti begins, in a few days we had to remedy an unexpected crisis, unprecedented at least in terms of its modalities. But we were lucky enough to find a person whose qualities are ahead of everyone: I was struck by the human side in which we had the intuition to invest, I immediately appreciated his innovative ideas and qualities” underlined Gravina who he opened the meeting with a message for the victims of the Brandizzo accident.