The new Roma coach, José Mourinho, regretted this Sunday the “terrible loss” that the injury of Italian left-back Leonardo Spinazzola represents for his team, who suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Friday in the quarter-finals against Belgium .
Spinazzola, 28, was injured in the ‘azzurri’ 1-2 win over Belgium in the Euro 2020 quarterfinal in Munich on Friday, the day Mourinho arrived in Rome.
“It’s a terrible loss for Italy, but imagine how terrible it is for me that they don’t have it (available) for about six months,” Mourinho told TalkSport.
“Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea’s potential replacement for the national team) is a good player, with experience. But Spinazzola has been playing in an incredible way ”since the start of the tournament, according to Mourinho.
The former Tottenham coach returns to Italy 11 years after leading Inter to the treble: Champions, Serie A and Coppa Italia. He is currently in quarantine before the resumption of collective training, without his starting left back.
“We all regret losing Spinazzola for a few months, but it is football and we have to be ready to start next week,” added Mourinho.