Euro 2020 semifinals: Roma boss Jose Mourinho makes big prediction; says “Italy’s Spinazzola out for a few months “- Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola will be out of action “for a few months” after suffering a serious injury in their Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Belgium on Friday, his club AS Roma’s new manager Jose Mourinho has said.
Euro 2020 semifinals: Italian media reports said full back Spinazzola, who has been fundamental to Italy’s impressive charge to the last four, sustained a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon injury in their 2-1 win in Munich and would miss the remainder of the Euros.
Spinazzola, 28, was pictured in tears on a stretcher as he left the field to be replaced by Emerson Palmieri, who is set to take his spot for Tuesday’s semi-final against Spain at Wembley.
“We all feel sorry about the loss of Spinazzola for a few months, but that’s football and we have to be ready to start the next week,” Jose Mourinho said on Instagram during Roma’s pre-season preparations.
Euro 2020 semifinals: Roma boss Mourinho makes big prediction; says “Italy’s Spinazzola out for a few months “
Spinazzola said on Instagram that he hoped to be back soon, without providing details of his injury.
“Unfortunately we all know what happened, but our Italian dream continues and with this amazing group of ours nothing is impossible,” Spinazzola said.
“I can only say that I will be back soon – you can be sure of that.”