Atalanta coach Antonio Conte can understand the rant against Italy fans of Marcello Lippi.
â€śFor me Lippi remains a mentor, I know him very well and won everything in his team,â€ť said Atalanta boss Conte.
â€śHe needed to blow off steam and that was understandable. Lippi pointed out something very important that is too often forgotten, that this side won the World Cup and is going to South Africa to defend the title.
â€śFour years ago everyone was considered a hero, now because a player or two donâ€™t get the call, suddenly the rapport with the Azzurri is wrecked?
â€śThe Nazionale is in good hands and I am convinced theyâ€™ll have a great tournament.â€ť