Leonardo Spinazzola was one of the most pleasant surprises of the European Championship, but the injury in the quarterfinals against Belgium removed him from the field to which he will be able to return only in a few months.
Videos of Roma's left-back celebrating Italy's passage to the Euro final quickly went viral, and he admitted that he would be more nervous as he watches his teammates against England than would be the case if he could run on the field.
A few hours before the match that will decide the European champion, Spinazzola decided to speed up his teammates with a new dose of winning energy with a motivation letter. , and immediately continued: "If I could turn back time, I would do everything the same.
I would sprint again for that ball, I would do it a hundred more times in an attempt to win a meter more in the opponent's half and turn the game in our favor." "This is not surprising. These are the laws of the Azure, ”the Italian explained.
After the match with Belgium, he successfully underwent surgery, and then arrived with the team in London. Tonight, he will cheer on his teammates from the stands of Wembley, to whom he sent a few more words "You move the boundaries only when you are ready to offer your soul to your teammates.
The injury took me away from the field, but it did not separate me from the team." "My son Mattia, who is only three years old, understood why his dad would not be able to watch the match from the home couch tonight.
I'm excited, I can't hide it." "When I got on the plane, I felt reborn. In a couple of hours, I will be with my teammates on the field, and then in the stands with my compatriots." "It could have been better, but it could have been worse.
We have the last battle ahead of us, in a tournament that I will carry with me forever. We covered a huge way from the magical nights at the Olympics to the temple of football and the clash with the host." "In my case, fate added a few more kilometers of travel - a path of suffering in Finland due to an Achilles tendon injury.
I'm ready now. I feel I have a lot more to give." " I'll be back in a couple of months, but I want to think we'll sprint together tonight. I imagine Cristante, the first teammate to comfort me after an injury, lifting something much more important than my head. Forward Azuri! ”Spinazzola concluded.