Spinazzola: “I told Pinto I’ll be back to playing in December.”

Andy Mattioli

In a recent interview with Sportweek, Roma wingback Leonardo Spinazzola detailed his Achilles injury sustained in the match against Belgium and shared an update on when he plans to resume training.

When asked what went through his head when he injured his Achilles tendon, Spinazzola replied:

“Why to me? After the blow, I immediately understood: My tendon is blown.”

“Bryan (Cristante) came and I told him that I had broken everything. Many thoughts passed in front of me, the Euro coming to an end as well as the best moment of my career and then a sea of ​​tears began to erupt.”

“The next day in Coverciano, however, I already felt better. The teammates reassured me. At night I struggled to sleep, I more tears again, then I drank two beers and said: “Ok, that’s enough.”

What he thought when Inter declined his transfer after undergoing the medical in January 2020:

“We are people with suitcases. We’re always ready to go. But sometimes you feel bad. These are things that make you grow.”

“My head changed there, something clicked, I said: “Now I’m having fun”. Certain things serve to strengthen you. I said to my wife: “If I get angry again for football, give me a slap”. I did it too much.”

The impression that Mourinho made on him:

“He always seems to be joking, but in fact he’s telling you things straight.”

If he plans to come back in January:

“I think I’ll need less time than that. My plan is as follows: I train in November and I play in December. I already told Pinto and the club’s doctors that.”

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