Euro 2020: Good news for Italy; Injured Marco Verratti close to return for Euro- Italy midfielder Marco Verratti is close to regaining fitness after missing his country’s opening Euro 2020 match with a knee problem, the team’s medical chief said on Sunday.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Verratti sat out Italy’s 3-0 win on Friday against Turkey, but has returned to training this weekend.
The team are now hopeful the 28-year-old could be fit for the final Group A games against the Swiss on Wednesday and Wales four days later.
“Verratti’s recovery programme is going ahead as established without problems,” Andrea Ferretti, the Italian team’s chief doctor, told a press conference on Sunday.
“There are still three days left and there is still the so-called ‘last mile’ to go, the most demanding one.”
Verratti played for 20 minutes on Saturday in a game with the Pescara youth team.
“We hope that everything continues as it has gone so far.”
Meanwhile, defender Alessandro Florenzi should be back training on Monday after pulling a calf muscle in the game against Turkey.