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Chiesa was ready to chase Mudryk down for Italy



Italy star Federico Chiesa reveals what he was considering when chasing down Mykhailo Mudryk to defend in a 0-0 draw with Ukraine. ‘He’s an excellent sprinter, however so am I!’

The Juventus winger scored twice in Friday’s 5-2 win over North Macedonia, which put them ready the place some extent in Leverkusen was sufficient to qualify.

That’s what they bought, held 0-0 by Ukraine to safe their spot on the EURO 2024 match in Germany subsequent summer season.

“I used to be very drained, I gave my all, however we’re very proud of this qualification,” Chiesa instructed Sky Sport Italia.

“At first, everybody thought we’d be a possible failure, however we did it, we certified for the Euros and are very, very completely satisfied.”

It was extraordinarily tight, particularly as Ukraine had a really sturdy penalty shout rejected in stoppages when Bryan Cristante appeared to catch Mudryk.

“It was an actual knockout match, though we had two outcomes out of three. We had two huge probabilities within the first half to take the lead and people might’ve modified the sport, however that is high-quality.”

Chiesa was attacking and defending consistently, together with a second the place he chased down Chelsea star Mudryk on the counter.

“We weren’t in fine condition defensively once I noticed him run, so I believed we can’t concede a aim right here. I do know he’s an excellent sprinter, however so am I!”

The draw proves sufficient to take Italy to EURO 2024 due to a superior head-to-head report, having crushed Ukraine 2-1 at San Siro in September due to a Davide Frattesi brace.

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