Italy have already climbed back up once - Bonucci
Leonardo Bonucci believes that the Azzurri took the praise for their Euro 2020 and should take the blame for the failure in the World Cup, but they must not climb back up. ‘We’ve already done it once.’
did not get to World Cup 2018 and 2022 finals, as they failed to beat Sweden andNorth Macedonia
Their latest failure was galling as it was close to them being crowned Champions of Europe.
was out of action for their 1-0 loss at the hands of Macedonia on Thursday.
The two emotions are polar opposites,”
wrote Bonucci on
“The great euphoria and joy of this summer countered by the disappointment and bitterness of this exclusion, made even worse by the face I was unable to help my teammates for those 90 minutes.
“Now it is the moment to look forward. This summer we took the praise and the credit for doing something unique, today we must take responsibility for not earning our place, which was more down to our own mistakes than the efforts of others.
“It is time for analysis, concrete and deep focus, to start again, to give Italy and the Italians what they deserve. We’ve already done it once.
“The climb back up has already begun, for me, for us. It will be a hard slog to get back to the top, but we have already proved we know how to do it. The future is now.”
may hang up his boots when the season ends, Bonucci is a mainstay for Juventus and Italy national team.
The Nazionale will go against Turkey, who were defeated in their World Cup play-off 3-1 to Portugal but using Bonucci following his muscular issues it unlikely.
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