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Bonucci: We need a clear head and a hot heart

Sat 12 June 2021 | 10:25

The Azzurri defender says his side must maintain consistency if they want to achieve success in the Euros.

Italy

won the first game of their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 result against

Turkey

. The Azzurri dominated the game and displayed great quality throughout the match. This was Italy’s ninth consecutive win as they placed themselves at the top of the Group A standings. In a post-match interview,

Leonardo Bonucci

spoke about his side’s performance and their upcoming challenges in the tournament.

“When you start this adventure, you need some tension, some goosebumps, the desire to get out there. I imagined it’d be like this because of the path we took to get here,”

Bonucci told

Sky Sport Italia

.

“Now this is the first in a long journey, so we keep our feet on the ground, as it’s going to be a run of very close games, the opponents will get to know us better, but we know that we can have our say.

“We have to keep our heads. We said in the locker room we needed a clear head and hot heart. We have to put determination into it and give the best of our capabilities.”

Roberto Mancini

’s side have the advantage of playing the group stage as hosts. 16,000 fans watched the national team’s debut match in the competition as the Azzurri continued their impressive 28-match unbeaten run.

“With people around us in the stands, it’s a whole other style of football. They keep our hearts aflame throughout the match.

“Now from tomorrow let’s cancel out the negative, take the positive and prepare for the next match.”

Italy will play against

Wales

and

Switzerland

in their next group stage matches on June 16 and 20.


source: SportMob