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!”

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Nati director Pierluigi Tami and the team have high goals.

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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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