Italy and Portugal played out a goalless draw at San Siro which propelled the latter to the finals of the UEFA Nations League.
Juventus and Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci acknowledged Potugal’s tactical change at half-time and pointed out that the Azzurri would have bagged all three points if they were a bit more clinical upfront.
“We tried our best, with a great first half performance and two or three chances that could’ve allowed us to break through,” the defender told Rai Sport.
“After the break, Portugal changed a few things tactically and managed to block off our creative centres. Bernardo Silva closed up on Marco Verratti and Jorginho, but we still managed to pass our way towards goal and just need to be more determined in attack.”
The supporters at the San Siro took the opportunity to boo every touch of the former AC Milan defender who rejoined rivals Juventus at the start of the season. Bonucci was unfazed by this.
He said: “There are always idiots out there. I have the confidence of my team-mates and the Coach, so that’s all that matters.”
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