The Bari defender played regularly during the warm-up friendlies, but with Giorgio Chielliniâ€™s recovery from injury was pushed on to the bench.
â€śThere is great disappointment, not so much because I didnâ€™t play as the fact this adventure was over all too quickly,â€ť he said as the squad flew back to Italy.
â€śI was at the disposal of the Coach and he thought other decisions were the right ones to take. Of course I have absolutely nothing to say about that.
â€śUnfortunately this World Cup went badly both on a personal level and for the team, above all.
â€śNow I will go home for a couple of days before setting off on vacation. After such a tough year I need a break to recharge the batteries so I can be ready for the new season.â€ť