The forwards must mainly score but also make movement and in this the contribution of Immobile in the history of the 2020 European Championship appears to be important. The Lazio striker is the winner of the 2020 Golden Boot and preceded the Lewandowski war machine . We are therefore talking about a player who sees the goal well enough.
Over the course of Euro 2020 , however, after a good start, he recorded a decline, especially in the effectiveness in the goal area. This difficult moment was dictated, perhaps, by a poor period of form or by his type of game, a little different from that of Lazio . The game ofMancini , in fact, foresees a great possession of the ball, due to which the opponents often close and defend very low. Immobile , on the other hand, prefers the attack at depth and therefore moves better when there is a lot of space behind the defenders.
The Biancoceleste striker gets his first call-up to the national team on March 2, 2014 , with Cesare Prandelli, who makes him debut on March 5 in a friendly match with Spain . With the blue shirt, Immobile plays 57 games and scores 15 goals.
Immobile History of the 2020 European Championship – Mancini’s journey with Italy
Euro 2020 qualifications
Immobile participates in the 2014 World Cupas a supporting actor, given that Prandelli realizes too late that Balotelli is not the driving force that everyone thought. With Conte starting the qualifiers for Euro 2016 together with Zaza but then the two give way to the Pelle-Eder couple , who will be the owners of the European Championships . Then Ventura , his old coach at the time of Turin, takes over and makes him play almost always even if we know how it ended.
After these non-edifying personal experiences with the blue shirt, Mancini finally arrives , making him play alternating with his friend Belotti.In the qualifying matches for Euro 2020 , Immobile plays 4 games, scoring 3 goals, one of which against Finland and two in the match against Armenia .
Nations League 2020-2021
As for the Nations League, the center forward of the Biancocelesti and the national team plays three games, never managing to score. We hope it unlocks in the semifinal against Luis Enrique ‘s Spain scheduled for October 2021. Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers
Immobile is also doing well in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
and, in the three games in which he entered the field, he scored two goals.
Immobile History of the 2020 European Championship – Euro 2020
During the course of Euro 2020 the Lazio player plays 6 games out of 7, only skipping the match against Wales , like almost all the other holders. His role is that of center forward, with the task of scoring but also of participating in the maneuver and meeting the ball carriers to create space for teammates.
In the first match against Turkey , Immobile is one of the best in the field and talks very well with his team mates Insigne and Berardi and with Spinazzola. He tries in every way and at 66 ′ he scores the goal of the blue doubling, being ready on the goalkeeper’s rebound, following Spinazzola ‘s treacherous shot . After the goal, as agreed with Lino Banfi before the match, he performs a somewhat particular exultation in front of the cameras. Below you can admire the attacker’s goal against the Turks.
About 10 minutes later, then, he participates in the beautiful choral action of the team, serving an assist to Insigne who scores with the round shot; thus crowns probably his best match against Italy.
Against Switzerland, the national team imposes its game once again and crushes the Swiss for the whole game, risking very little. Immobile in this race he makes a lot of movement and makes mistakes almost from the same position, set back a bit on the left. In the 89th minute, however, following a recovery of the ball after a high pressing by the Azzurri, the ball lands on Ciro ‘s feet , who without thinking too much throws his right from far away; the ball slips into the net and closes the game.
After catching his breath against in Italy – Wales , the center forward takes back his starting position with Austria , which is a very painful match. In this race, Immobileand imprecise in finishing and loses many balls, also due to the defensive strength of the opponents. In the first half, however, he becomes very dangerous with a shot from outside that is printed on the intersection of the posts and in any case, globally, reaches the sufficiency.
The game in Belgium confirms a downward trend of the attacker, who started the European Championships but then faded away a bit. In the match against the Red Devils , the Lazio player stands out only for the simulation that precedes Barella ‘s goal , which he could certainly have avoided. He does not affect anything and plays his worst game in the event.
The same thing happens against Spain, in which the striker misses several stops and supports and fails to pick up the team. The commitment never fails but the performance is not enough. In the action of the goal, however, his self-denial is decisive; also because in the action of the goal he launches in depth and on the rebound of the Spanish defense Chiesa achieves a masterpiece.
In the Wembley final against the hosts of England , Immobile has to face a very closed defense and has only one chance, countered. For the rest he does not affect and Mancini takes it off at 54 ‘and puts Insigne in his place as a false nine; from that moment on, Italy played much better.
Ultimately, Immobileseems to suffer the pressure in the matches with the national team; for the future we hope that he will be able to offer the same performances in blue as when he wears the biancoceleste shirt.