This morning, coach Luciano Spalletti just gave bad news to Italian fans when confirming that key midfielder Manuel Locatelli cannot participate in two important matches in the EURO 2024 qualifiers against North Macedonia and Ukraine due to injury. ribs.
Initially, doctors said that Manuel Locatelli could completely inject painkillers to play on the field, but this would have a significant impact on Juventus players if he participated in dispute situations. Double hand.
This will be a significant loss for the reigning EURO champions because the midfielder has been a mainstay in the Italian midfield for many recent years. His absence forced coach Luciano Spalletti to find a suitable replacement.
In addition, Manuel Locatelli suffered a rib injury, Italy also lost 3 other players: Davide Calabria, Alex Meret and Rafael Toloi. However, these are absences from before joining the national team and coach Luciano Spalletti has backup plans.
Huy Truong | 12:37 November 14, 2023