Football Italian, Italy, October 1, 2018.
– An interview with Giancarlo Casoli, the football commentator for La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Italian-born Casoli has been one of the most influential voices on Italian football for a decade and has often been asked the question “Which players are the greatest to watch this season?”
Casoli is currently the head of sports and sports science at L’Equipe.
The interview with Casoli was conducted in May 2017 and the full transcript follows.1.
Antonio Cassano, Juventus: Cassano has been the most important player for Juventus over the last decade and is the first choice of many football fans in Italy.
He has also won the Ballon d’Or twice and was one of three players to be nominated for the FIFA Ballon D’Or.
He was also voted in by the public as one of 10 most influential footballers in the world in 2016.
Cassano was signed by the Bianconeri in 2014 from Sampdoria for £17 million.
In the last 10 years, he has won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies, helping the club win five Serie A crowns and one Italian Super Cup.
His goal-scoring exploits include a hat-trick against Napoli and the win against Juventus at the San Siro.
He also scored in the last four Champions League finals against Juventus, AC Milan and Bayern Munich.2.
Edinson Cavani, Juventus (Juventus), Lionel Messi: Cavani is the most famous player in Italy and is a major force in Italy’s football landscape.
His performances have been so dominant that he is often regarded as the best in the country.
He is also a world-class footballer and a world champion, winning a number of European titles, and his goal-kicking exploits include the Champions League final against Manchester City in 2016, the UEFA Europa League final in 2015 and the European Under-21 Championship in 2014.
He scored a hat trick against AC Milan in the final of the Champions Leagues and also scored a penalty against AC Milano in the Europa League quarter-finals.3.
Thiago Alcantara, Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos: Alcantaras incredible career is a great story of a legend who has become a legend in the game and has been a major influence on many Italian footballers.
The Spaniard has won five Serie B titles and three Coppa Italianos.
His goals against Juventus and Inter Milan in their final matches of the 2014-15 season were the biggest of the season.4.
Neymar, Barcelona, Lionel Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo: The Barcelona legend was arguably the best player in the history of the club, winning four La Liga titles and one Champions League, and winning the Ballón d’Oro in 2014 and the Copa del Rey in 2015.
His goal-counters against Real Madrid and Inter and his goals against AC Madrid in the quarter-final of the 2015 Champions League also earned him the highest-ever goal-to-goal ratio in the competition.5.
Diego Costa, Chelsea, Neymar: The Brazilian has scored an astonishing amount of goals for the Blues and has made an incredible impression on the fans.
The Costa legend won the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge in 2017, becoming the first Brazilian player to score more goals than any other player in European football history.
He also scored the equaliser against Bayern Munich in the Champions league final in 2016 and the penalty in the semi-final in 2015 in which he was named the most valuable player in world football.
He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2016 as well.6.
Neydre’s father, Antonio, is the founder of the Brazilian football academy, São Paulo São José da Silva, and is also one of his heroes.
He had the privilege to meet Neymar in his homeland, Brazil, at the age of 13 and was inspired to become a footballer.
He then played for São Jose and Brazil in World Cup qualification in 2002, where he scored three goals.
The Brazilian international is also the most capped player in Brazil’s history.7.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain, Zlatani Ibrahimovic: Ibrahimovic is an outstanding player, and has won more than 100 caps for his country.
Ibrahimovic scored in a World Cup final against Argentina and also won two Copa Libertadores, including the UEFA Champions League in 2006.
He will also be remembered as the player who scored the second goal in the World Cup semi-finals against the USA in 2011.
He became the most successful player in Europe when he became the first player in history to score two goals in a single World Cup.8.
David Villa, Aston Villa, Sergio Aguero: Villa is one of Brazil’s greatest players, winning the Brazilian Super Cup three times, the Champions Cup once and the Europa Cup once.