The Italian national football team gathers around Leonardo Spinazzola, the saddest note of a memorable evening: in the Azzurri’s 2-1 victory against Belgium, the left-back suffered a serious injury. The doctors are now sure: it is an injury to the left Achilles tendon, one of the most difficult problems to overcome for a footballer. If the diagnosis were confirmed (today new tests in Coverciano) Spinazzola would not return to the field before 2022. So, to try to lift the morale of his teammate, the players sang, on the return flight from Munich, choirs for the 28-year-old: «Olé! Olé olé olé! Plug! Plug!”. Leading the singing embrace to Spinazzola was Federico Bernardeschi: from the intercom of the plane he encouraged the whole national team to sing for the full-back who, by now it is certain, will not participate in the semi-final between the Azzurri and the red furies of Spain.
“Olé olé olé, Spina, Spina”: on the plane of the National Bernardeschi launches the chorus for the injured blue – The video