Italian football team midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, injured in training, announced his withdrawal from the European Championship on Thursday.
“This damn thigh problem will unfortunately not allow me to play this Euro, there is a lot of bitterness,” wrote the Roma midfielder on his Instagram account.
A few days after the withdrawal of another midfielder, Stefano Sensi (Inter Milan), replaced by Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Pellegrini, who was already injured at the end of the season with the Giallorossi, “suffered an injury” on Wednesday at training, the Italian Federation announced at the start of the day.
A request was therefore sent to UEFA to allow his replacement in the list of 26, under the regulations allowing such a substitution until the first match in the tournament.
Without waiting for the formal green light from the European body, Fiorentina player Gaetano Castrovilli was called to join Roberto Mancini’s group which arrived in Rome during the day, where the match will take place on Friday evening (9:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. GMT). opening of the competition against Turkey.