Italy celebrity Federico Chiesa unearths what he was once considering when chasing down Mykhailo Mudryk to protect in a 0-0 draw with Ukraine. ‘He’s a excellent sprinter, however so am I!’
The Juventus winger scored two times in Friday’s 5-2 win over North Macedonia, which put them able the place some extent in Leverkusen was once sufficient to qualify.
That’s what they were given, held 0-0 by way of Ukraine to protected their spot on the EURO 2024 event in Germany subsequent summer time.
“I used to be very drained, I gave my all, however we’re more than pleased with this qualification,” Chiesa instructed Sky Game Italia.
“Initially, everybody idea we’d be a possible failure, however we did it, we certified for the Euros and are very, more than pleased.”
It was once extraordinarily tight, particularly as Ukraine had an excessively robust penalty shout rejected in stoppages when Bryan Cristante looked as if it would catch Mudryk.
“It was once an actual knockout fit, even if we had two effects out of 3. We had two giant probabilities within the first part to take the lead and the ones may’ve modified the sport, however that is fantastic.”
Chiesa was once attacking and protecting repeatedly, together with a second the place he chased down Chelsea celebrity Mudryk at the counter.
“We weren’t in excellent form defensively once I noticed him run, so I assumed we can not concede a purpose right here. I do know he’s a excellent sprinter, however so am I!”
The draw proves sufficient to take Italy to EURO 2024 due to a awesome head-to-head file, having overwhelmed Ukraine 2-1 at San Siro in September due to a Davide Frattesi brace.