BARI – Best wishes Eugenio Fascetti. The former Bari coach turns 80 and is told in an exclusive interview with Luca Calamai for La Gazzetta dello Sport. Fascetti has dealt with many issues but the most interesting considerations are on the tiki taka of Barcelona, which revolutionized modern football, and on its pupil Antonio Cassano.
ON TIKI TAKA – "In football you do not invent anything. The great Hungary already had the false nine, for example. I can not stand tiki-taka. With me, who performs two side passes in a row ends up outside. And I can not stand the new vocabulary. Breakdowns, defensive density … but is not it better to talk about counter-attack and bolt? Juventus has won so many badges in a row because it had a wall behind it. Remember, with the free you win. This is how it came from the times of Beckenbauer, Scirea and Passarella. Today the great physicality of the athletes has restricted the field. They need midfielders who start the game immediately to avoid the aggressiveness of the opponents. But I can not see any more of Pirlo. Fossi Mancini, who I like as a coach, I would keep close Barella. Then they need fast attackers who cut the field. Italy of the three little ones is a good idea. Chiesa, Insigne and Bernardeschi can give us great satisfaction ".
SU CASSANO – "Cassano did well to say enough. He risked becoming pathetic. Antonio has exploited fifty percent of his potential. He could get to the height of Totti or Baggio. I would see it well to teach football to children. Do not ask me instead of Balotelli. For me it is a media product only. What do I imagine for my future? I still want to live long. Provided you still have a shiny head. I have three children, one male and two female. They live in London, in Milan and also in Viareggio. I have a 12-year-old grandson playing in a corner tied to Chelsea. All left-handed, all talent. He must have something of my genes. Then I would like some young coach to come and see my journals. I have always written all my work. Day after day, year after year. Maybe then I take him for a walk on the Apuan Alps. They are fantastic " .
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