The crisis in the number of players in training for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania has been caused by a shortage of players, according to coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
“It is true that we are going through a crisis,” the coach said.
“Players have been released, and there are no new players.
There is a shortage in players.
In fact, I can’t say that it is a crisis, because we have the same players at the same level in training.
But the problem is that we have too few players in the squad.”
The number of training sessions has been reduced from 20 to 15 days a week, with Di Francescos side missing out on players like Gonzalo Higuaín and Kaka, who have both been involved in the World Cup qualifier against Poland.
“They’re out there, but I cannot tell you how many hours they are working,” Di Francescos said.
The coach, who also worked with Di Stefano in the 2012 World Cup and has also managed the club’s reserves, said he will have to consider the squad in the days ahead.
“I can’t predict when I’ll have to think about it, but there is a need to make some adjustments.
The match is on March 13, and Di Franceso’s side will need to go through a difficult qualifying campaign. “
In the meantime, it is necessary to look at how we can improve the team.”
The match is on March 13, and Di Franceso’s side will need to go through a difficult qualifying campaign.
The Italians have failed to reach the knockout stages of European competitions since 2006, and it is unclear whether they will be able to do so in their second match against Poland on March 14.