Federico Chiesa was named MVP in Italy vs. Spain by UEFA: ‘I dedicate it to Leonardo Spinazzola.’
The Juventus winger put Italy ahead in the second half against La Roja, but the Azzurri needed penalty kicks to qualify for the Final.
“It was a very tough game, Spain are a top team, but we’ve proved to be a strong group,” Chiesa told Sky Sport Italia.
“I dedicate the MVP award to Leonardo Spinazzola, and the win too. He would have helped us tonight, but these things can happen in football, we hope we can give him satisfaction in the Final.”
Spinazzola sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the quarter-finals against Belgium and will remain out of action for six months.
“There are a few days to recover now, but we’ve played every three games this season, so we are ready, we’ll have enough time to recover,” Chiesa continued.
“As I’ve always said, I think about improving and reaping the rewards of my work.”