Former Juventus and Inter midfielder Patrick Vieira doubts Italy will go all the way in Euro 2020. ‘There’s a lack of intensity, power and pace’.
The World Cup and European Championship winner was not convinced after Italy followed up the win over Turkey with another 3-0 triumph over Switzerland on Wednesday.
Manuel Locatelli’s brace and Ciro Immobile’s late finish secured six points from two games and thus continued Italy’s perfect start to Euro 2020.
But former France international Vieira feels something is still missing for Roberto Mancini’s men.
“I think the first two games that they played were two easy games,” Vieira told ITV after the game. “Of course… you have to [beat] what is in front of you, but I still have doubts they can go to the end.
“I believe that they lack intensity, lack power, pace, to be even more dangerous going forward, so I’m still going to wait.
“I think it’s still a bit too early to take Italy into consideration, that they can go to the end.”
“I don’t think they’ve been tested – I still have doubts that they can go until the end. I think there’s a lack of intensity, a lack of power, pace to be even more dangerous.”#ITA have impressed so far at @Euro2020 – but @OfficialVieira still has doubts…#ITASUI | #Euro2020 pic.twitter.com/TIpz8glnk4
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) June 16, 2021