Coach Giovanni Trapattoni says that he will use his fitness programme in order to improve his squad’s fitness levels.
The Italy boss told reporters on Tuesday that he wants to get the squad in better shape.
“This is a programme, I think, which can be very useful, to improve our fitness levels,” he said.
“If you look at the fitness of the players in the squad, we are at the top of the list.
We have a lot of players who are fit, who are in shape.
If they want to play then we must help them to do so.”
It’s also important to give our players a boost, to give them a little motivation.
We are always working hard to get better, but it’s a long way from where we want to be.
“Trappini added that he would use his time off in January and February to ensure that his squad is in better condition.”
In the end, it will be very important for us, but also for the player himself, to play every day.”