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Chiesa on facing Juventus teammate Morata in Euro 2020 semi-finals

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Federico Chiesa is looking forward to seeing his Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata when Italy will face Spain in the European Championship semi-finals on Tuesday. Both the Juventus players will play against in the Euro Cup semi-finals. The Azzurri and La Furia Roja will face off in the last four of EURO 2020, and Chiesa expects another “difficult match” against Luis Enrique’s team.

“It will be a very difficult match against Spain. They keep the ball a lot. As we want to do. It will be a tough match, but like the ones we have faced so far,” Chiesa told Sky Sport Italia. “They have a different shape, they play 4-3-3, but we are more dynamic on the pitch with role shifts both in attack and defense. It’s not that we are inspired by Spain, but we have almost the same ideologies.”

“Keeping the ball, pressing high, and trying to dominate our opponent. Obviously, the developments on the pitch are different. Spain has been doing it for several years, but we use our ball possession to finalise, to have more scoring opportunities, be more attacking and to dominate.”

And Chiesa admitted it’s easier to be a forward ahead of the ‘fantastic midfield’ at Italy. “We have a fantastic midfield. It’s nice for a striker to have this midfield because the ball always comes with the right timing and you just have to be focused when it arrives,” he added.”

The former Fiorentina player said he’s looking forward to playing against his Juventus teammate Alvaro Morata on Tuesday. “We spoke and congratulated each other on the goals,” he said. “We will greet each other, I love him. He was one of the players who helped me fit in better when I arrived at Juve. It will be nice to meet him in this semi-final.”

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