Leonardo Spinazzola will not be able to participate at the end of the Euro with Italy. The 28-year-old left-back underwent medical examinations on Saturday, which confirmed a ruptured Achilles tendon. The AS Roma player will soon have surgery but should at least be unavailable for the next five months.
The Italian public had left Leonardo Spinazzola this Friday, in tears when leaving the lawn of the Allianz Arena in Munich, during the quarter-final of Euro 2021 won by the Nazionale against Belgium (2-1). The concern was great and the exams this Saturday confirmed the bad news.
The Italian left side suffers from a ruptured Achilles tendon, as confirmed by Roberto Mancini’s staff. The unavailability of Leonardo Spinazzola is now estimated between 5 and 6 months, inevitably bad news for the one who was holder on the left side of the defense and who so far achieved a very good Euro.
To replace Leonardo Spinazzola this Friday, Roberto Mancini launched Emerson, the left side of Chelsea. But the absence of the 28-year-old will inevitably be detrimental, while Italy must face Spain next Tuesday (9 p.m.), for the first semi-final of the Euro at Wembley.
“The blue dream continues”
Leonardo Spinazzola was named man of the match against Turkey and Austria in the group stage. “I was really sorry for him, because he gave so much to this team, commented Gabriele Gravina, boss of the Italian federation. I wish him good luck for a quick comeback, because not only is he a great professional, but he also showed great human qualities. “
After the medical examinations carried out in Rome, Leonardo Spinazzola sent a message to the supporters and the rest of the Nazionale, which aims to win the title. “We all know how it ended, but the blue dream continues, commented the full-back. With this group, nothing is impossible. I can only tell you that I will be back soon, I’m sure. . “