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Juventus defender claims Spain Euros semi-final was ‘toughest game of my career’

Juventus defender claims Spain Euros semi-final was ‘toughest game of my career’

Juventus Centre-back Leonardo Bonucci praised Italy’s sheer spirit and determination after emerging victorious from the “hardest game” of his illustrious career against Spain at Wembley.

The Azzurri booked their place in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final on a memorable night in north west London, triumphing 4-2 on penalties after recovering from Manuel Locatelli’s opening shootout miss.

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho eventually dispatched the winning spot-kick after Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma had crucially saved from Alvaro Morata, with Dani Olmo also blazing over for Spain.

Experienced Juve defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Bonucci were once again influential for Roberto Mancini’s side at Wembley, with the latter, 34, describing the match as the toughest test of his glittering 16-year career to date.

“It was the toughest game I have ever played. I congratulate Spain for what they showed, but once again this Italy showed heart, determination and the ability to push through difficult moments,” Bonucci said.

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“Now there is one more centimetre to go. It is incredible what we are doing. We will be back here in five days and we must have the same attitude to bring home this trophy that we have lacked for 50 years.”

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