Leonardo Spinazzola has opened up about his injury struggles since returning to football after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Italian full-back had been out on the sidelines for nine months with a torn Achilles tendon injury that he sustained during Italy’s quarter-final match against Belgium in July.

The 29-year-old was a part of the Azzurri’s Euro 2020 winning squad and acted as a key player for Roberto Mancini.

While speaking at a public event, Spinazzola spoke about his recovery process and excitement in returning to action.

“I feel good, I have come out of my shell after a few months that really were not easy, but I knew that I could count on this family. As always, everything passes by.”

“If I look back, I see lots of hard work and many wonderful things that helped me to grow. If I look forward to the future, I say that I want to do so much more in football, even more wonderful and difficult things than winning the Euros.”

Since joining Roma in 2019, Spinazzola has made 71 appearances for the Giallorossi, amassing 4 goals and 11 assists in the process.