Football is a game of opinions. It is often remarkable to compare and contrast the player ratings in two different newspapers. I can recall seeing Glen Hoddle interviewed once and complaining that one particular paper had lambasted him for fielding a five-man midfield.
Italy have surpassed every ones expectations in making the semi finals of the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. For the promising performances however there has been one missing ingredient in the success story, a goal scorer to compete for the Golden Boot.
'Footballing Reasons' is the new buzzword for football fans following the Rio Ferdinand debacle but Andrea Pirlo is proving that age is no barrier for making a positive impact at the European Championship in Poland/Ukraine.