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Bonucci urges Italy to remember their meeting against England

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At a press conference ahead of Italy’s crucial match tomorrow, Leonardo Bonucci asked his teammates to remember their win against England.

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Leonardo Bonucci has asked his Italy colleagues to remember their final against England in the Euro 2020. The Juventus defender and his national side host Switzerland in the World Cup qualifying match on Friday.

Both teams are in contention to progress through to the next phase with 14 points apiece. However, Azzurri are two units ahead in goal difference and will aim to get the better of their enemies tomorrow night.

At Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Bonucci spoke at a press conference ahead of Friday’s showdown against Switzerland. He said: “The experience of 2017 remains within us, like all the positive of negative experiences.”

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“We were not anxious before the Final against England and we must live those emotions again. We need to think about tomorrow’s game and then we’ll focus on Monday’s,” Bonucci continued.

“We must put in a great performance and then think about Monday to finish the job. There are positive feelings, it’s always been like this since Mancini is in charge.”

Italy boss Roberto Mancini also talked about tomorrow’s clash: “The lads are calm and focused. They know we must be at our best to win tomorrow.”

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“Switzerland play great football. Every game against Switzerland has been challenging. We need to play our way, they’ll do their best, like us.”