The Asian Age

‘ Lack of Ital­ians in Se­ria A a worry’

- — AFP

Florence, Italy: New Italy coach

An­to­nio Conte on Mon­day be­moaned the lack of Ital­ian play­ers turn­ing out for Serie A clubs. “I've read that I’m be­ing crit­i­cised for not se­lect­ing any first team ( Serie A) striker

ex­cept ( Si­mone) Zaza ( Sas­suolo) but when I go to all the Serie A sides all the at­tack

ers are for­eign­ers,” he said. Conte was speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence after a train­ing ses

sion in Florence ahead of Thurs­day’s friendly against the

Nether­lands. “It’s not an easy sit­u­a­tion. It doesn't make things

eas­ier for me, we need more play­ers,” he added. With Italy, knocked out in the first round at the World Cup, open­ing their Euro 2016 qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign against Norway on Septem­ber 9, Conte was out and about at the week­end to as­sess squad

mem­bers.

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An­to­nio Conte

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