“These are the best players in Italy at present. Let’s be clear they are the project on which we are looking to build on."
The comments of the former Juventus coach were in direct response to his critics who feel he should have used the tournament to experiment further in preparation for next year’s world cup.
Should the Azzurri receive an embarrassing defeat to Brazil however, it remains to be seen whether Lippi can continue to resist a shake up, as his current squad continue to offer uninspiring performances.
Stefano Federici, Goal.com