I'm pretty sure that Totti will keep the #10, and Lippi has already stated that the captain will be the most capped player in the starting line-up. DP will wear the armband against Moldova on Wednesday granted that he starts, but that's only because of Cannavaro's absence.
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Unless Del Piero dramatically improves, I don't think he'll feature at Germany 2006. He might be in the squad, but I don't think he'll be high up in the pecking order for a first team shirt
i realy agree those who say dp is given 10 jersey ahead of totti!!!we need a well discpline ,hard working player not act like a real superstar!!anyway hope lippi make the final decision for best of the team
honestly, neither del piero or totti deserve it right now. people criticise del piero for the NT but totti hasnt exactly set the world on fire either.
i truly believe dp should retire from it and just concentrate on playing for juve. cassano,miccoli, gilardino and others need to be given their chance.
as for captain, i would like to see nesta take it after cannavaro, or even buffon. totti is a great captain for roma but i think he has ruined his chances of captaincy for the NT. wouldnt mind if zambrotta was given the chance, he seems to always play great football regardless.
Even if DP does go to Germany in 2006, there's no way he'll beat Cassano to a starting place unless he ups his game a knotch or Totti spits at someone. I'm confident that Alex still has it in him now, but I don't think he will in 06.