Italy’s joy at reaching the Euro 2020 semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Belgium
Italy’s joy at reaching the Euro 2020 semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Saturday was marred by a serious injury to left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, who was carried off on a stretcher in the second half and is expected to miss the tournament.
According to Italian media reports, AS Roma defender Alessandro Spinazzola, who has played a key role in the Azzurri’s impressive run to the final four, has a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon injury that will keep him out for months.
“He didn’t deserve it,” Italy manager Roberto Mancini said at a press conference.
“He has been one of the best players in this tournament and he will continue to be even if he can’t play in the next games.” At a press conference, Italy manager Roberto Mancini stated. “We are heartbroken by what has occurred; it appears to be a serious incident.”
Spinazzola was seen being carried on a strecher
He was seen crying on the stretcher as he was carried off the field to be replaced by Emerson Palmieri, who is expected to start Tuesday’s semi-final against Spain at Wembley.
Lorenzo Insigne, an Italy striker, expressed his sadness over his teammate’s injury. “It’s a terrible loss, and we’ll do everything we can for him. He has been such a key player and an influential player for us up until now “he stated
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Mancini praised his players for yet another outstanding performance. “I don’t believe we were overly harmed at any point during the game. To beat a team like Belgium, everyone must put in a stellar performance, which is exactly what happened today “he stated.
“We scored two and we could have scored more. I think the victory is fully deserved. Spain are next but the more you go forward the most difficult it becomes. Tonight, however, we just want to think about our performance and our victory,” he added.
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