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Leonardo Bonucci believes Italy’s old guard can use all of their experience to defend from England’s young frontline in the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday.
Veteran centre-back duo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini have more than 200 caps between them in Italy, which has gone unbeaten through 33 games.
And ahead of the Sunday’s finale Bonucci is not about to let anything distract focus from producing another masterclass alongside Chiellini to help keep England quiet in front of a partisan Wembley crowd.
“It is the youngsters versus the veterans,” Bonucci said at a press conference from Italy’s training base in Coverciano, Florence on Friday.
“The English forwards are very strong and are great players, so the whole team must be very cautious in our defence.
“We know how they can bring difficulties for us, so we will need to pay a lot of attention to the pace and quickness of their forwards like Harry Kane and the others.”
The 34-year-old also added: “On Sunday we will have great players in the one-on-ones, but I am very confident because all of our players will give 100 per cent to bring something historic home.
“Harry Kane is a very famous player, he has been doing very well at Tottenham and for the national team.
“In these latest three matches (at Euro 2020) we have had the chance of meeting three of the best forwards in the world.
“The result for us will again be to do better and not concede anything in any moment of the game.”
Source – Independent.ie