Italy coach Meo Sacchetti angry at his players using cell phones at halftime

2018-09-24T17:54:49+00:00 2018-09-24T18:04:08+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

24/Sep/18 17:54

Meo Sacchetti spoke against the extended using of cell phones by players. And not only during games.

By Eurohoops team/

Italian national team head coach Meo Sacchetti wasn’t exactly thrilled when he was told that some of his players were using their mobile phones in the halftime of the latest World Cup Qualifiers games.

“After our wins against Poland and Hungary, they told me that some of the players were using their cell phones in the locker room between the first and the second half,” Sachetti said per La Gazzetta Dello Sport. “This can’t happen. I was very angry. We aren’t the Gestapo but this isn’t good. Now, We let’s see how the president of the Italian Federation [Gianni Petrucci] will react.”

Sacchetti further commented on his players using the phones at a degree he thinks it’s a bit too much. “One day I went on the bus and there were eight players in. All of them had their heads down on their phones. The only one that didn’t, was an Argentinian [Ariel Filloy].