The defender helped his country move into the Euro 2020 final against England or Denmark
Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci admitted that the clash with Spain on Tuesday was the toughest match he ever played when Azzurri booked their place in the Euro 2020 final.
Bonucci’s team defeated Spain in a shootout and secured a place in the final against Denmark or England.
After a back-and-forth match in which Spain drew with a goal from Alvaro Morata in the 80th minute, Bonucci beamed with pride when he said his team had shown exactly what they consist of to take a step closer to move to a big trophy.
What was said?
‘It’s the hardest game I’ve ever played. “I congratulate Spain on what they have shown, but this Italy has once again shown heart, determination and the ability to push through difficult moments, and the lottery has rewarded us,” said Bonucci. RAI Sport.
“The victory you suffer for is always the best.”
“Now there is one centimeter left. Just one more centimeter, “he added. It’s amazing what we do, but we should not feel satisfied. We are in the final. It’s over five days, and we need the same hunger and spirit of sacrifice to bring home this trophy after many years. ”
“We suffered to the end and snatched it away”
Gianluigi Donnarrumma also praised the spirit in the Italian team after the victory and said they ‘snatched up’ the victory after a difficult match.
Donnarumma made Morata, who had beaten him earlier in the match, the decisive strike, paving the way for Jorginho to clinch the victory with a quiet penalty.
“It’s indescribable. “I was relaxed because I knew I could help the team,” Donnarumma told RAI Sport.
“The team was fantastic. I thank everyone, the people in the stands, we have given everything and now we need one last step to make our dream come true.
“Spain is very strong, but this Italy has a big heart, we never gave up, and we saw it because we suffered to the end and it was snatched away, but Spain deserves a lot of credit for causing us so many problems. has.”