The week that will lead to Italy’s debut in the 2021 European Championship has begun. On Friday at 21 in Rome against Turkey, the Azzurri will begin their journey in the continental review. From the blue retreat in Coverciano, Leonardo Bonucci took the floor, destined to lead the rear guard together with Giorgio Chiellini.
Bonucci on the national team at the European Championship
“We have embarked on the path of setting up from below with Mancini. In front of us there are teams that have won everything but we are here. We will need tranquility and lightheartedness. And finally playing in Rome with the public is very important. We thank those who pushed to ensure that Rome was present, that the Italians could be there. We will do our best: enthusiasm reassures me, when we were in the national team we achieved important results. The market does not distract us: we are all concentrated “.
Bonucci on Italy’s defensive solidity
“When you don’t concede a goal, it’s not just the defenders who are responsible. You can have them among the strongest in the world but if there is no teamwork the wall falls. In the games we played, in addition to proposing games, there was also a dirty job on the part of everyone. We hope to keep this trend at the European Championship, it would mean making a clear path “.
Bonucci on Juventus and Allegri
“We took home the minimum goals, two trophies and Champions League qualification. There were problems like everyone else but Pirlo deserves credit for managing so many champions in the locker room. After Covid the last month and a half has been difficult but I have resented myself again this week. Merry? Once Pirlo was taken off the job, it was right to choose a coach with great experience, who knows Juventus and will help us manage and reach the goals we set ourselves every year. “