Al Ahli defender Cannavaro: Italian football has slipped

Former Juventus defender and Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro believes Serie A's standard has dropped. Cannavaro is now playing in the UAE with Al Ahli.

Former Juventus defender and Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro believes Serie A's standard has dropped.

Cannavaro is now playing in the UAE with Al Ahli.

He said: “Unfortunately you watch the games on television and you don't enjoy yourself.

“Even tactically there aren't any novelties. We have stopped ourselves a little, just like the English.

“The condition of the Under-21s shows that we are in difficulty. I'll give you an example: the majority of us who won the World Cup in 2006 also won the Under-21 European Championship.

“This is a signal. This is the reflection of today's reality. Gattuso, Pirlo, me, Del Piero, Nesta, Buffon, Inzaghi. There were so many of us. Now there is little.”

 
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