The Italian national team will face Spain in the Euro 2020 semifinal round, and it is expected to be a huge match.
Italy is fresh off a crucial quarter-final win over Belgium, while Spain eliminated Switzerland in a penalty shootout.
With the Spain match, Marco Verratti, a midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain, will be put to the test, especially as the Italian talent may be pitted against a midfield that includes Sergio Busquets.
Nonetheless, Verratti appears to be well prepared for what many consider to be the most difficult assignment of his international career with Italy.
Following Italy's victory over Belgium, Verratti discussed the forthcoming match against Spain (via TuttoMercatoWeb) and why the midfielder is certain that the Azzurri will reach the Euro 2020 Final.
“We have always been optimistic,” Verratti said. “We have this kind of game thanks to the coach. The result can change, it’s hard to decide the outcome before playing a game. We’ll try to give our best and we’ll see where it takes us.”
For this must-see match of the Euro 2020 competition, Verratti might line up with Inter Milan's Barella and Chelsea's Jorginho in Italy's midfield.