Roma and Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola has said that he wants to return to playing in November as he recovers from an Achilles tendon injury.
The 28-year-old was one of Italy’s stars during Euro 2020 but he came off injured against Belgium in the quarter-finals and missed out on playing on the winning side in the final against England.
Despite the seriousness of his injury, the left-back is eager to return earlier than anticipated and be at the disposal of new Roma coach Jose Mourinho.
“I intend to say that in November I will be available to the coach to start playing again,” Spinazzola said to Il Romanista.
“In my head, there is only this date. Others have succeeded [and] I will try too.
“I know very well that there are those who talk about January, February and maybe even March, but I say that in November I will be back on the pitch. Then maybe I will be wrong, we will see.”