AS Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola has commented on his return to football after suffering from an Achilles tendon injury during Euro 2020. Leonardo Spinazzola has stated that he will be available in December and is overjoyed to be a member of Italy’s national team.
Spinazzola missed Italy’s Euro 2020 win over England after his journey was cut short in the quarterfinals. In Azzurris’s football match against Belgium on July 2, the 28-year-old suffered an Achilles tendon injury. He was abruptly stopped mid-sprint and collapsed in tears, he had surgery within 48 hours and was expected to be out of the game for six months.
The former Siena and Juventus left-back confirmed that he will return to training in November and be available for competitive games in December. “Mourinho and Mancini know I’ll return to training in November and I’ll be back on the pitch in December,” Spinazzola told SportWeek.
Spinazzola was a key figure for Italy during the first half of Euro 2020. His performances were so impressive that he was named to the Tournament Team. But what was the key to the Azzurri’s victory? “A united dressing room is not enough to win. Everybody must always give their best, we can disagree sometimes, but if then we go out for dinner as we do, then it’s even more beautiful,” the defender revealed.
“It’s amazing to be part of his group, I’ve never seen anything similar, that’s one of the reasons why we dragged the Italians.” On Thursday, Italy returned to World Cup qualifying action against Bulgaria but was held to a 1-1 draw at Florence’s Artemio Franchi Stadium. The full interview with Astor Piazzola will be released tomorrow.