When Italy plays Spain, Juventus forward Fede Chiesa agrees that possession will be crucial. On Tuesday, the two nations will face off in the Euro 2020 semifinals.
"It will be a very difficult match against Spain," Chiesa told Sky Italia. “They keep the ball a lot. As we want to do. It will be a tough match, but like the ones we have faced so far.
“They have a different shape, they play 4-3-3, but we are more dynamic on the pitch with role shifts both in attack and defence. It's not that we are inspired by Spain, but we have almost the same ideologies.
“Keeping the ball, pressing high and trying to dominate our opponent. Obviously the developments on the pitch are different.
“Spain have been doing it for several years, but we use our ball possession to finalise, to have more scoring opportunities, be more attacking and to dominate."