Chiellini doesn’t exclude retirement after Euro 2020

by | Aug 31, 2020 13:40

Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini has not excluded that he could hang up his boots after the European Championship next summer.

Chiellini suffered a serious injury at the start of 2019-20 and never fully recovered during the season.

But the Italy captain hopes to have a good 2020-21 and 'crown' his Azzurri career as a protagonist in Euro 2020 next summer.

“I don’t know, it could be nice like that. I won’t rule it out,” he said at a press conference. “I find it hard to look ahead.

Juventus and Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini has not excluded that he could hang up his boots after the European Championship next summer.

Chiellini suffered a serious injury at the start of 2019-20 and never fully recovered during the season.

But the Italy captain hopes to have a good 2020-21 and 'crown' his Azzurri career as a protagonist in Euro 2020 next summer.

“I don’t know, it could be nice like that. I won’t rule it out,” he said at a press conference. “I find it hard to look ahead.

“I’ll tell you the truth, if I arrive at the European Championship, it means I’m back at my level. I’d be happy to have a year crowned by being a protagonist there.

“I don’t want to think about what will come after that.”

The 36-year-old, capped 103 times by Italy, has revealed he doesn’t want to make ‘long-term plans’.

“In the last year, I haven’t played and had continuity,” he said. “I hope to play as much as possible and I want to enjoy what I will do in the last months.

“At this age, I can’t make long term plans.”

Chiellini has returned to the fold ahead of Italy’s two UEFA Nations League matches against Bosnia and the Netherlands on Friday and Monday respectively.

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