Marco Verratti “suffered a great deal when learning” he’d miss Euro 2016 for Italy.
Marco Verratti “suffered a great deal when learning” he’d miss Euro 2016 for Italy. “They had faith in me.”
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been ruled out for several months by surgery to correct a long-standing sports hernia.
“The Euros were an objective of mine, as I am part of a great national team, they had faith in me and I felt very important,” Verratti told news agency Ansa.
“I suffered a great deal when learning I’d have to miss the tournament due to injury, but football is like that.
“Now I just need to focus on recovering as quickly as possible.”
Verratti was asked how PSG are going to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic next season.
“He is an irreplaceable player. There are very few in the world stronger than him, so we’d have to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi or Neymar.”