Panucci Urges to Players to Give Their Best against Spain and Italy
Albanian Daily News
Published October 2, 2017
The Albanian National Team coach, Christian Panucci held a press conference on Monday at the eve of the challenges against Spain and Italy. The Italian coach spoke about the importance of these two matches while asking the players to give their best in the field.
"The matches against Spain and Italy are very important for Albania's team image. We face two national teams highly superior to us but the football tells us that great things may be done even when playing against stronger adversaries. The player's commitment during similar matches should be in the highest level. I want to see 11 lions in the field," said Panucci.
He spoke also about Xhaka and Cikalleshi returning in the national team ranks.
"I never said that they would not return in the team. Xhaka admitted his mistake and repeatedly asked for forgiveness. He will now join the group giving his contribution. Cikalleshi did not observe the deadline thus I penalized him. They are both fine players. I think and believe that they will give us a hand in our path," declared the coach.