Bonucci is looking forward to rebuilding the Italian national team, starting with the match against Argentina

BERLIN: The new captain of the Italian national team, Leonardo Bonucci, has expressed the hope that the process of rebuilding the Azzurri will begin, starting with Wednesday’s friendly against Argentina. Italy won the Euro 2020 title by beating England in the final on penalties at Wembley Stadium in July last year, winning their first continental championship title since 1968. The Italian team, led by coach Roberto Mancini, returns Wednesday to Wembley evening to meet Argentina in The confrontation between the European champions and the South American champions, in the “Finalisma 2022” Cup. Bonucci became the new captain of Juventus and the Italian national team, succeeding Giorgio Chiellini, who announced that he would retire from international football after facing Argentina. “They (Argentina) are among the best in the world – Bonucci said Tuesday -. Argentina have not lost in 31 games and it is no coincidence.” “We must play with the utmost commitment and respect, we must start over and lay the foundations to bring the Italian national team back to the top”, he added. The captain of the Argentine national team, Lionel Messi, expected that Italy would be among the candidates to win the World Cup, but the Azzurri failed to reach the World Cup in Qatar. “It was our fault, it took an effort to participate in an exceptional event in any player’s career,” said Bonucci. He underlined: “We thank Messi for the kind words about us. Tomorrow two winning teams will meet the continental title and we want to present the offer that qualifies us to return to the title.” “For a player who has won so many Ballon d’Ors, it is very difficult to find the right words to describe him,” he explained. He continued: “He still has a lot ahead of him and to this day he remains alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players in the world. We should have all respect for them.” Bonucci praised his colleague Chiellini and said: “From Chiellini I learned the ability to overcome difficult situations in short time and find solutions “. (Exhibition of the DBA States)