Nati director Pierluigi Tami has lofty goals for Switzerland at the World Cup in Qatar

Nati director Pierluigi Tami calls the quarter-finals a goal

“The best World Cup in our history”

Pierluigi Tami (61) is not a man of big words. But the day after moving to the World Cup site in Doha, the national director did not mean: “We want to achieve the best result of the Swiss World Cup!”


Nati director Pierluigi Tami and the team have high goals.


Christian FinkbeinerFootball manager

Even better than in 1954, when Switzerland lost 5-7 to Austria in the quarter-finals of the home World Cup? “It was a different time,” Ticino says, laughing. Director Nati does not want to put any limits on his team and makes it clear: the goal is the quarterfinals.

Tami recalls the year 2006, when the Swiss team was not ready after a strong preliminary round and reached its goal in the round of 16 against Ukraine. “It’s a mental thing. If you have planned a trip longer than 1000 km, then you can do a little under 1000 km, but not more. But if you plan 1500 km, 1000 km is not a problem.»

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