Alessandro Bastoni has expressed his gratitude to Giorgio Chiellini, who made sure that the Nerazzurri centre-back will be his heir for Italy. ‘We can sleep easy at night.’
featured in his final game forJuventus
when they were held to a 2-2 draw withLazio
. The Juventus veteran will also feature for Italy in their Finalissima against Copa America winners Argentina and maybe the Nations League games as well. After that he will hang up his boots for Italy.
“When Andrea Pirlo retired, everyone was worried about finding the new Pirlo, but there isn’t anyone with his characteristics, so we had to create a new type of team,”
Chiellini told Sky Sport Italia.
“Bastoni has different characteristics to me, but Italy can sleep easy at night knowing he is there and I can assure you he will be remembered not as the new Chiellini, but as Alessandro Bastoni.”
The Nerazzurri defended,
, showed his appreciation to his teammate on social media for the praise and passing on of the baton.
Bastoni became 23-year-old last month and has been capped 11 times for the Nazionale. He has featured in 43 matches this season for Inter, meeting the target once and contributing three assists.
Inter vanquished Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia.
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