Despite having a bad world cup so far with most of the players seems under performing actually the Azzuri still have some exciting players to watch such as Ricardo Montolivo, Daniele De Rossi and surprisingly Gianluca Zambrotta. Both Zambro and Montolivo could very well be the surprise performers for Italy in this world cup as many fans pretty much would predict that De Rossi will be someone important for the team even before the tournament, which completely the opposite of the other two.
Coming into the first team only because of Pirlo’s injury, Montolivo provides more than enough to get his presence in the Azzuri’s midfield gets many appreciation from many football lovers and experts, as his composure, passing and long range shootings have been a bright spark in the gloomy Azzuri’s performances. The only thing that can be considered lacking from the Fiorentina midfielder is that he and De Rossi still unable to provide consistent dangerous assist for the strikers, although I kinda believe that occurs because they were playing a bit to deep at times.
Montolivo’s exciting performance has now cause a confusion in Lippi’s mind due the the recovery of Andrea Pirlo, the charismatic coach would need to think carefully whether he would put the young midfielder back on the bench to give Pirlo his post back or working out a way to play them together. Whatever happens, now surely the Fiorentina’s ace can held his head high as at least he can say that there’s is a future for him on the Azzuri shirt.
Meanwhile, Zambrotta’s performance is also something worth noticing as many fans have written him off before the World Cup and simply questioned his inclusion to Lippi’s squad. However, now everyone would pretty much stunned witnessing the fact that the Milan’s right back has arguably become Italy’s best players in the tournament, rarely troubled in defense, consistently threatening in going forward are pretty much the highlight of his performance in this tournament that cannot be denied.
Surely seeing Zambrotta’s form in Milan this season, the way his performing raises some eyebrows from Milanisti as the veteran right back seems a completely different player when playing for Italy in this tournament. Despite all the gloom and disappointing result that the Azzuri’s having, still there’s a light of hope and delight for the fans, surely with more effort from Montolivo, Zambrotta, De Rossi and other players, maybe Italy can re-discovered their form so the World Cup can be filled with more bright performances from their exciting talents.