CHRISTIAN ABBIATI still hopes to come back with the Azzurri.
The Milan goalkeeper was by far the best ‘keeper in Italy last year, as he played a huge part in Milan’s defensive success; the Rossoneri had only 24 league goals conceded during an entire season.
However, Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has decided to ignore the great season played by Abbiati, saying that he would only call him up if Gianluigi Buffon or one of his replacements gets injured.
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Abbiati, on his side, would absolutely love to return and play with the Italian national team.
“Italy? I’m 34 years old. If I get the call I wouldn’t even pack a bag, I’d leave immediately, but I understand the choices they’re making,” the former Juventus and Atletico Madrid man told the press.
disgrace, he was the best in italy, n 1 in europe, how can u not call up such a keeper.
I hope to see you and abate in the Italian national team
He should at least be second choice… and Buffon has not been in great form for some years now…
I dont know why I’m a little bit worries when abbiati as 1st Milan Goalkeeper.
It’s difference when Dida still playing 1st Milan Goalkeeper recent years ago.
It’s just my concern…
Why? Abbiati is a very secure, solid keeper… he made many wonder saves… and almost no errors. Dida? Some horrendous mistakes…
I know last season Abbiati contribution its awesome…
I hope in new season he can still become a “Milan Factor” which he did last season.
If he can’t maybe Lloris or Stekelenburg it’s a good choice…hahahaha…JUST ONLY MY DREAMING.
Abbiati did a great job and looked extremely calm between the sticks last season. I also have a feeling Amelia will step up when we need him this year
I’ve always been weary of abbiati I honestly thought Milan would have made a move for marchetti or viviano but abbiatis last season was brilliant but don’t forget the 5 defenders infront of him. Buffon needs to get his act together because he is 20* better than abbiati when on form. I love milan but the azzuri is my heart forever
I’ve always been weary of abbiati I honestly thought Milan would have made a move for marchetti or viviano but abbiatis last season was brilliant but don’t forget the 4 defenders infront of him. Buffon needs to get his act together because he is 20* better than abbiati when on form. I love milan but the azzuri is my heart forever
I think Abbiati deserves a role regarding his form. And Abate should be used at the starting 11.
One thing I hate about him is that he is a Fascist. But I am grateful to him for making some important match saving stops this season.
With Buffon and Viviano already preferred as 1st and 2nd choice keepers respectively, it is quite impossible to see Abbiati in national side.
Anyways lets hope he can be once again top of his form next season, then maybe Prandelli will consider calling him in the Euro squad.
He has a right to his political views.
And Viviano made some tremendous errors this prior season. He’s so overrated… I don’t know what people see in him. What did he do to ever deserve a national team role?
Abbiati, imo, should be the only second keeper after Buffon in the national team. Buffon has deteriorated in saving goals and reaction, but his calmness between the sticks is second to none. He plays like another defender out there when the defense plays high up. Abbiati is the opposite. He is composed but just not as much, but has much better reaction time and saving ability. I have no idea why Abbiati is not being called up.