I'm not English or Italian, I like both styles of football, I support man utd, but have watched the likes of Italy, Juventus, Milan, Parma, Lazio, Inter, Roma amongst others for the last 15 years. Liking both of them it's tough to choose which is the better.
the amount of times England have won the world cup can't reflect on english football in general. alot of the players in English football don't even play for England, they weren't even born there. there is a few brazilians, and as you know they have won the world cup more times than Italy. you shouldn't live in the past, you live in the present, and at the moment there is 3 english teams (& one spanish) and no Italian teams in the semi-finals of the champions league.