Bonucci gave his number 19 shirt to Bastoni for Poland face-off

Mon 16 November 2020 | 9:35

Alessandro Bastoni uncovers Leonardo Bonucci gave him the Number 19 shirt for Italy's match against Poland.

That is


's classic number, yet the


center-back was out due to injury, however, he accompanied the squad for moral support.

Bastoni needed the positive spirit, as this was just his second cap after the 4-0 friendly match against Estonia and he was covering

Robert Lewandowski

“I felt at ease, but I already had a good feeling on Wednesday. Fortunately, these are great men as well as great players and they made me feel really at home,” Bastoni told RAI Sport.

The 21-year-old tells Bonucci gave the number 19 jersey personally to his



“I wasn’t expecting it, I went into the locker room and found the Number 19 jersey. Bonucci sent me on a mission to play his 100th cap for him and I hope I did him proud.”

There was an elbow on the jawline from Lewandowski during the principal a large portion of, an episode some accept might've justified in any event a yellow card.

“I’m ok, it just caught me and hurt at the time. He didn’t apologise, in fact he was complaining. He’s older, so I let it go…”

source: SportMob