From Lukaku to Morata. From the night of Monaco against Belgium to the Wembley gala evening where Italy plays the pass for the final of Euro 2020 dueling with Spain. From Lukaku to Morata, Leonardo Bonucci is ready. «Alvaro (Morata, ed) is a friend, an extraordinary person, an exemplary professional, a great father: I’ve told you everything. We are talking about one of the best strikers out there and how he is different, very different from Lukaku. Insults and threats? I’m close to him, what he went through happened to me too », said the blue defender.
Bonucci recalls the last stages with Spain: the final in Kiev in 2012 and the round of 16 in France in 2016, again at the European Championships. «In Kiev we lost badly, very badly because we arrived with dead batteries, with little energy and, on the pitch, we paid the duty. In the last European championship – he specifies – it went well because we were aware of being able to beat them with the qualities that Conte’s Italy had. What will it be like this time? Hard, but beautiful ». Bonucci’s life seems hard, but beautiful when he finds himself moving next to his friend Chiellini in the heart of our defense. “With Giorgio we share the responsibilities and being next to each other comes naturally to us after so many years: in the last two years, a little for my problems, a little for Chiellini, we have played less together …”. The latest flash is for Immobile and the strange “resurrection” in the moment in which Barella mocked Belgium for the 1-0 in Monaco against Belgium: «We also made fun of him and had a laugh: Ciro ( Immobile, ed) is a decent guy, something like this can happen during a game. The enthusiasm for our network made him react like this … ». Appointment at Wembley.