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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sousa Wanting to Coach in Italy....QPR Allowing Italy to Train at Loftus Road...Tommasi Off to China

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- Sousa Talking About Coaching and coaching in Italy

Courtesy of QPR Italia - English Web Translation

Paulo Sousa, "Coach in Italy? With proposals of success, good, reliable, I would now. I have no doubt that will happen."
Many of the characters who move along the coast Versiliana at the Tournament of Viareggio, with the Queen's Park Rangers in the field for the challenge of opening the 'Viareggio Cup' is not a case then cross an old acquaintance of Italian football: Paulo Sousa today coach of his club and the English came in person to follow their baby players: "We made a good match, reversing the characteristics of our schools football, tells Firenzeviola.it; Inter aggressive attacking us ready to go into counterattack ". For there is an accident Samuel Di Carmine, purple to Qpr loan, grant can view the age (class'88) for the Spring Tournament. Sousa says it all the days and predicts a big future: 'It is a great player with an excellent preparation for football. Certainly it is not easy for him settle into English football in the Premier League which is played with great intensity, to a very high level. I am convinced of its great potential and I believe has everything to become a major player. " Careful observer of the Italian and European football, Paulo Sousa has made a very clear idea on the Scudetto race: "Vince definitely Inter are the strongest, there is no competition with other teams" and the Portuguese Mourinho colleague: "I do not see it changed, it is always at its level, in pole-position as has always been in his previous adventures. It 'been a winner, will continue to be so today as tomorrow. " The Portuguese conquest of Italy, the label does not currently valid for Quaresma: "I hope that it can recover - riprede Paulo Sousa - I hope so for him, for the Portuguese national. It was not a personal failure, often have many elements in performance within a team. I think at this moment in Chelsea will have more opportunities than Inter, without injured Joe Cole in space it will be more. " A chair that comes from Formula One (Briatore-Ecclestone) involves differences for the coach? "It 'was easy for me because they have experience and can help to grow on some levels, you are always well behaved just left me like that is the maximum freedom of decision. We often compare because through their experience we want to build a healthy and continued that in the short future will take us into the top flight with the potential to stay. "
With a smile and secure long hair that has always contraddistino during the experience with the meshes of Inter, Juventus and Parma, Sousa tends his hand next to a landing in Italy by coach: "With proposals for successful, good, reliable, I would immediately . I have no doubt that will happen, I am a winner and Italy so much that I like, I would still grow as a coach after having done a lot when I was a player.
English Web Translation/QPR Italia

Original Italian - QPR Italia


[A month or two ago, QPR also permitted Manchester United to train at Loftus Road prior to their European Cup game.]


- Marcelo Lippi's World Cup winning Italy squad were put through their paces at Loftus Road this morning, ahead of the Azzurri's international friendly against Brazil tonight (Tuesday).
- A squad including star quartet Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta and Luca Toni amongst others, underwent a light one hour training session in W12, with QPR Holdings Ltd Chairman Flavio Briatore and R's Manager Paulo Sousa amongst the interested spectators.
- Lippi's men lock horns with Brazil at the Emirates Stadium this evening, in what is sure to be a mouth-watering clash between two of the World's top footballing nations.

Goal.com Italy's Trident Unveiled In Training At QPR
There are a few more clues about tonight's Italian starting 11, after the Azzurri's final training session...
- As Italy prepared for tonight’s friendly against Brazil, there were questions as to what kind of team Marcello Lippi would field; now it looks like those questions have been answered.
- Their last training session took place at Loftus Road, home of Championship side Queens Park Rangers, and according to Italian news agency ANSA, saw a front three getting ready for the match.
- After some general exercises and drills of set plays, Lippi separated the side into two teams and played a trident up front. The starting forward line looks like it will be formed by Mauro Camoranesi on the right, Antonio Di Natale on the left and Luca Toni through the middle.
- This would also give the Azzurri the option of having some extra midfield cover when Brazil attack.
- The Selecao have formidable skill and speed on the wings, and so it remains to be seen if this set-up will provide enough help for full-backs Gianluca Zambrotta and Fabio Grosso.
- There had been calls to see Giuseppe Rossi given a start, but he may have to wait until the second half for his chance.
- With a back four of Zambrotta, captain Fabio Cannavaro, Nicola Legrottaglie and Grosso almost certain, there seems to be only one starting jersey whose occupant.remains unknown.
- While Daniele De Rossi and Andrea Pirlo are certainly two of the three midfielders, the other one could be Riccardo Montolivo; but it remains a mystery for now.
- Simone Finaldi, Goal.com

Reuters - Ex-Ranger Tommasi joins China's Tianjin
- Former Italy international Damiano Tommasi has joined Tianjin Teda of the Chinese Super League, the club announced on Tuesday.
The 34-year-old midfielder reached an agreement with Tianjin during a half-day talk in Beijing on Monday, and would be formally introduced to the fans on Thursday.
Tommasi, who spent 10 years with AS Roma and played for Italy between 1998 and 2003, was a free agent since his one-year contract with English championship club Queens Park Rangers had been terminated. Reuters

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