Azori once again brought his A game when he made it to the last four of the competition
Leonardo Bonucci says he and his teammates showed “this Italy side and the heart of Italy” in Friday’s 2-1 win over Belgium in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
Victory pushes Italy to the semi-finals of the tournament, where they will face Spain for a place in the final.
So far, Italy are performing well through the Euros, scoring two goals and conceding just two.
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Bonchi told RAI Sport, “We knew the quality of Belgium, especially the attacks and the threat to us at these counters.
“We went 2-0 up and dominating the game, then they came back with a dubious penalty, we did really well and showed once again that this side of Italy and the Italians How important is the heart of God. “
‘A deserved victory’
Italy boss Roberto Mancini said he was confident his team deserved to win, even if they “suffered a loss” in the last 10 minutes.
Italy took the lead in the 31st minute through a goal by Niccolo Barela, before seeing an office call off the goal.
He doubled the lead 13 minutes later with a goal from Lorenzo Insagni, but agreed to a penalty just before half-time, which was converted by Romulo Lukaku.
The second half of the game was far from free flowing, but Mancini had no particular problem with it as his team held on to victory.
“We deserve victory. The coaches were extraordinary, and obviously we had a hard time in the last 10 minutes because we were really tired, but before that we could have scored more goals, ”the coach told RI Sport.
“I didn’t see a 25-minute struggle in the beginning. There were chances on both ends, it was an open game. We were only struggling in the last 10 minutes when Belgium started playing a long ball.
‘It doesn’t end!’
Gian Liga Donaruma, playing in his first major tournament, was also swinging with pride after Italy’s victory.
The young goalkeeper, who is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain in the coming days, saved a crucial first half for Kevin de Bruyne before helping Italy to a last-minute game.
Just seconds before the final whistle, Donrumma turned to the Italian fans and proudly pumped his fists as Italy took a step closer to the trophy.
The goalkeeper told RAI Sport, “The game was not over! It was not over! This group is extraordinary, we deserve it and now we will play the semi-finals, as we slowly get closer to our goal. “The goalkeeper told RAI Sport.
He added: “I always try to help the team, I’m emotional because this is my first big tournament and I wanted to grow as much as possible with the Italian jersey. I hope everyone Dream come true