Thu 02 September 2021 | 21:34

Leonardo Bonucci hails Bulgaria goalkeeper after 1-1 draw

Italy center-back Leonardo Bonucci reserved special praise for Bulgaria goalkeeper Georgi Georgiev after their 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.

The European champions were held to a 1-1 draw by


in their Group C World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

Speaking to

Rai Sport

after the game, The


center-back claimed Italy showed the right spirit.

“It was a difficult game, we knew they would sit deep and defend well. We created the chances to win the game, but we were too inaccurate and hasty. We are sorry, we really wanted to celebrate with our fans,”

Bonucci told Rai Sport


“We take a point home and we prepare Sunday’s game. We must win every match, but we played a good game. We didn’t concede a shot on target in the second half and their goalkeeper made some great saves. Now we must win in Switzerland.”

Despite the draw, Italy remained at top of the group with 10 points from four matches, four points clear of


in second albeit having played two games more.

source: SportMob

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