ITALY PANDEV MACEDONIA – Goran Pandev, Parma striker, made some statements, to the microphones of ‘Radio1 Rai’, returning to the victory of Macedonia against Italy. Here is what was stated.
Italy, Pandev: “For me it’s like a second home, I warned you about Macedonia”
“Italy is a second home for me, my children were born here, I feel half Italian, but in that match obviously I cheered for Macedonia. Italian friends told me it was an easy match, that Italy would score 4 or 5 goals and prepare for the play-off final. I, on the other hand, said to be careful because Macedonia if they have the opportunity to score a goal and on the counterattack it is dangerous. We scored at the last minute and it was impossible for Italy to recover ”.
About two months have passed since Italy’s defeat against Macedonia. The Azzurri will not participate in the World Cup for eight consecutive years. But in the last two appearances things have not been much better: both in 2010 and 2014, the Italian national team did not pass the group stage. And they could come back twelve after the last time, qualifiers permitting.