The end of the goalkeepers: Pickford and Donnarumma, the inheritance of opposite stretchs

The history of the great selections is built through its goalkeepers and its strikers. If the late Lev Yashin possesses a place of privilege in football legend

The end of the goalkeepers: Pickford and Donnarumma, the inheritance of opposite stretchs
The history of the great selections is built through its goalkeepers and its strikers. If the late Lev Yashin possesses a place of privilege in football legend is largely because of the victory of the Soviet Union in the first eurocose of history, in the year 60. The same goes for a good extent with the Longevo Dino Zoff, Link between the Italian triumphs in the EURO of 66 and the World Cup of 82, or with the German SEPP Maier, Champion of Europe in the 72nd and of the world in 74, and of course with José Ángel Iribar, Continental Champion at 64, The first of the titles of Spain. And what about Gianluigi Buffon, Iker Casillas or Manuel Neuer, modern representations of mysticism that surrounds the best goalkeepers in history. Who knows if in the future the name of Gianluigi Donnarumma (22 years) or that of Jordan Pickford (27) will evoke the very high level of the aforementioned. Wembley offers tonight a passport towards the glory to the two goalkeepers, even scarce history in his countries. The first Eurocup of England or the second of Italy, after the far from 1968, will take the seal of one of the two men who now start writing their first paragraphs with their respective selections. Italian is disputing the first great tournament of him and English the second, after starting ownership in the World Cup two years ago. The opportunity unites them, but everything else separates them, starting with the national tradition of the job they occupy. Italy was always territory of solid and lasting goalkeepers. The catenaccio of which they did religion for decades in the transalpine country ripped with the stability of a reliable goalkeeper whose hierarchy was not discussed. Zoff fixed for 15 years the gold pattern of & amp; Apos; Portiere Italiano & AMP; Apos ;, Standard that Walter Zenga kept at a great level at the end of the 80s. The next decade was marked by alternation, not always friendly, between Gianluca pagliuca and Angelo Peruzzi Until, with the change of a century, Buffon seized the position from 2002 until 2018. Banks and Shilton in England, on the other hand, the goalkeeper's position has more than three decades being a headache and until source of deck between The local hobby. After the hegemony of Gordon Banks in the 60 and 70s and that of Peter Shilton in the 80s, David Seaman picked up the witness for almost a decade, without ever convincing. His remembered Farewell of Three Lions signed Ronaldinho in the 2002 World Cup, surprising him with a direct foul from 40 meters. It was not an isolated error. Since then and until 2018, the goal of England became an electric chair through which they were passing, in an unstable way, kenteps of doubtful level: Paul Robinson, Robert Green, Scott Carson, David James -Su nickname, calamity, saves explanations -, Joe Hart ... Thus, children of his lineage, Pickford and Donnarumma have followed strengthening processes in their antagonistic selection. The English was the bet of Gareth Southgate in 2017 after Joe Hart was discarded by Guardiola at Manchester City. He never finished convincing that election in an England divided between Everton's goalkeeper and Nick Pope (Burnley), later also with Dean Henderson in the equation. Not even the Great World of Him in Russia, in which the eternal curse of its selection with penalti tandas corrected, closed the debate. The irregular performance of him in the always irregular Everton has not helped either. In this Eurocopa, despite having embedded a single goal-Danish Damsgaard in semifinals - he has not eradicated the doubts either, offering insecurity in several games. An English victory tonight at Wembley at the end of the debate at last, at least until it is found as far as the promising Dean Henderson can grow - which had to leave the tournament by mediated injury the first phase - in Manchester United. The slow climbing of Pickford from the fifth English division to the ownership in the selection of him contrasts with the unheardful precocity of Donnarumma. Gigi debuted in the goal of a whole Milan with just 16 years in 2015 and since the first day he appropriated the position, seating Diego López, and with 17 it was already an absolute international. Italy, excited by his credentials, blessed him immediately as Buffon's natural relay, in a culminated process after the Nazionale stayed outside the 2018 World Cup, something that did not happen since 1958. In these almost four years they have not arisen Doubts, in part by the little entity of his competence -Alex Meret and Salvatore Siruigo accompany him in this euro. The growth of the whole selection, 33 games already without knowing the defeat, has also contributed to strengthen the position of it in the Azzurra. A title, who would be the first for Italy since 2006, would definitely consolidate him as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, if he is not already: Cu
Updated Date: 11 July 2021, 06:56

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