Paratici comes to Tottenham: "Pogba to Juventus? Never been close to the return"

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Paratici comes to Tottenham: "Pogba to Juventus? Never been close to the return"

Fabio Paratici, interviewed by Sky Sport, talks about his new adventure as sporting director of Tottenham Hotspurs, but he also talked about his years to Juventus FC. He said, during the interview: "Juventus? It was a fantastic 11 years, a wonderful experience.

It was right to stop at a certain point. I only have good memories with Juventus. Allegri at Juventus? Allegri is a very intelligent person, it is his greatest virtue. Besides understanding football, I just have to thank him because in five years with him we have won a lot.

Pogba? He was never close to a comeback. I think it is very difficult for him to come back, there has never been a moment when we have been close to taking him back. As for Chiesa, we have always been convinced of him, he trains to the maximum, he is always super concentrated, one of the best qualities for a player who has to grow.

Now at Tottenham, we aim to keep Harry Kane for another year. I can't wait to see him play live."

UEFA Euro 2021: the semifinals previews

The match between Italy and Spain, scheduled for Tuesday 6 July at the Wembley Arena in London, will kick off the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-finals.

Italians, protagonists of a great victory against Belgium, face Spain, who defeated the Switzerland after penalties and at the end of a great match. The semi-final between Italy and Spain (a match already played in the quarter-finals of Euro 2008, in the final of Euro 2012 and in the 4th round of Euro 20216) will be a very balanced match, where the two teams will play ball possession and a good game.

their strengths. Luis Enrique's Spain showed much less solidity in defense than Roberto Mancini's Italy. In head-to-head, 11 wins per side and 15 draws. Theoretically, the second semifinal is much less balanced, between England and Denmark.

In the quarter-finals, Inghilyterra defeated Ukraine 4-0, while Denmark beat the Czech Republic 2-1. The match will be staged on Wednesday 7 July at Wembley: the English will play in front of their crowd both the semi-final and a possible final, after Euro 1996, hoping to hit the final of a European Championship for the first time in its history, with many possibilities to do it.