Insigne, Immobile and Jorginho to quit Italian national team?

Immobile and Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro Immobile and Jorginho all left Italy’s training camp yesterday and initial signs suggest international retirement may be on the cards for the trio.

The three players, alongside Marco Verratti, Gianluca Mancini and Domenico Berardi, were all given permission by Roberto Mancini to leave the Azzurri camp in Coverciano in order to return home to their respective clubs.

As highlighted by Corriere dello Sport, Insigne, Immobile and Jorginho’s decision could be a sign that all three are preparing to hang up their boots for the Italian national team following their disastrous World Cup play-off defeat to North Macedonia earlier this week.

Both Insigne and Jorginho have struggled with form this season at their respective clubs and Immobile is clearly a poor fit for Mancini’s tactical system. All three were heavily criticised by fans following the 1-0 loss in Palermo on Thursday this week.

No final decisions have been made yet, but considering that Italy’s next possible major tournament is over two years away, there’s a real possibility that a new Azzurri cycle will begin soon.

34 Comments on “Insigne, Immobile and Jorginho to quit Italian national team?”

  1. I thought Immobile quit years ago when you look back to his non existence displays

    YEEPEE the Azzurri will now have an extra man

  2. I dont understand how a player like jorginho a starter is with the italian national team. Not about his penalty misses, that can happen to the best ones but hes not a necessity in a team where veratti and barella are present. The middlefield needed a different kind of player.. ie pellegrini or pessina.. jorginho is cool to have in a team but not a necessity.. the guy is a -1 in the national team. What he does, can veratti better. So its time for him to go. Insigne as well.

  3. I agree Mike, I never thought Jorghinio and Verratti should play together. If anything Jorghinio slows play down, and is useless defensively. He became flavour of the month at Napoli under Sarri, then gained a higher profile when bought by Chelsea. Insigne runs hot and cold, and Immobile has never delivered in an Italy shirt.

  4. For all those that are supporting Mancini, including Susy Campanale, let me remind you what Mancini said when in his last season as a footballer in Serie A and he won the award for the best player that season from his fellow professional footballers.
    He said “This award means the most to me because it is from the people who really know.”

    So when all of you who support Mancini to stay on, remember that he looks down upon anyone who has not played professional football and says that none of you know anything about football!
    That includes you too Susy Campanale. He has no respect for what we, you and all your other fellow reporters say or write because it is he who only knows best!

  5. Finaly I am happy that itwly not play for world cup, its crazy to have best striker such unsporting body man like immobile, to have in start brazilian with white colouring his hair and someone from MLS level, dont joke anymore with such players, its enough. And everyone should thank only one person its Jorginho and we all know, for my just strange how italians let him still be on field after that what he already done, italians are crazy if they will let that shiit player to come to their country

  6. Gel, of course he may feel that way. However I feel we have the right to comment as we all pay for what is in reality a bunch of overpaid idiots instructing other overpaid idiots to kick a ball about.

  7. This is really a bit of a double edged sword. If we go out and trounce Turkey, what are we all going to think?

  8. NINJA the Azzurri will now have an extra 3 players on the pitch now they they’ve retired,

    We’ll definitely win the WC in 2026 and retain the Euros

  9. Hey Gel, hate to inform you but Mancini’s attitude as you describe it is oar for the course… all athlete and coaches share this attitude.. for good reason – non of us “arm-chair quarterbacks” know what it’s like to be on the pitch.. Of course he feels this way. We are watching the game from our living rooms.. not playing it. Most reporters know F all quite frabkly.

  10. @ Bob – They may share the same opinion but they are wrong. Football isn’t called the simple game for nothing. Unless you are talking about a really technical sport or event that we are not able to try ourselves, like the pole vault or ski jumping, then we do know what we are talking about.
    We can even say that we all knew more than Mancini because we all stated that Immobile was useless for Italy, but Mancini erroneously thought he knew better!

  11. You have players such as Federico Bonazzoli who plays for bottom of table Salernitana and is consistently scoring with terrible supporting cast. How about giving him a chance and see how he does with more talented players around him? Many of these youngsters should be tried!

  12. i think its a good idea. Ciro has proven to world and himself that its not working.
    funny how once was a time when there was great strikers and players like Enrico Chiesa R.Dimatteo, Signori, Zola, and Mancini himself that never or rarely got call ups to wear the Azzurri shirt and chances because there already so many great proven players in those positions. now certain players like said Immobile keep getting chances over and over with same negative result. he and others have to get thrown back in the pool.

  13. Please do. Younger, better players are behind them already. Tonali for Jorginho, Raspadori for Insigne and Scamacca for Immobile. Time to rebuild.

  14. It’s a disgrace Insigne didn’t retire from the NT when he announced his move to Toronto. That signified “I am giving up on my club career- I don’t care about anything but money now.”
    On the other hand, why did Mancini even call him up, to say nothing of starting him? His heart isn’t in football anymore- look at his form for Napoli

  15. Bout time. Berardi, Florenzi, cristante, pessina, belotti and the rest of the Brazilian rejects should follow them out the door.

  16. I think its key that Immobile does ASAP. It’s an absolute necessity that vanishes and takes Insigne with him.

  17. Italy had 178 shots over the nine qualification matches, which generated an expected goals tally of 20, but they managed to actually score just 13, almost 50 per cent below target.

  18. @Carletto Why should Pessina follow them out the door? He had a great Euros and barely played in the recent WCQs.

  19. It’s a given they have to retire from the Italy Team. No use to have players over age 30.

    – Survive Relegation in the Nations League.

    – When Euro 2024 commence, lay it all on the line.

  20. It’s a miracle
    Food will taste better
    and as we walk a trottier ragweed will evaporate before our very eyes

  21. Italy need to rebuild and give the young ones a chance thing is they have not even given a chance at club level which is sad. All clubs want top overseas players. Have been a Juve fan since 1990 onwards a lot has changed. Who can you call legends any more players/Italian National squad starting from 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 those were great players who can you really call legends now the national team has gone down hill.

  22. Well said Mike

    I dont understand how a player like jorginho a starter is with the italian national team. Not about his penalty misses, that can happen to the best ones but hes not a necessity in a team where veratti and barella are present. The middlefield needed a different kind of player.. ie pellegrini or pessina.. jorginho is cool to have in a team but not a necessity.. the guy is a -1 in the national team. What he does, can veratti better. So its time for him to go. Insigne as well.

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