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PSG midfielder Marco Verratti happy with winning Italy return

PSG midfielder Marco Verratti was delighted to be back in action for Italy for victory over Wales.

It marked Verratti's first appearance in Euro 2020.

“It was tough, as at the start I wasn't even sure if I could participate in the Euros. I thank the medical staff and the coach who waited for me. It was a special day and I'm very happy," Verratti told RAI Sport.

“When we say it's a Nazionale for everyone, we're not just saying that. Everyone belongs here, we are 26 and all of us proud to represent our country. We are so fortunate and honoured to play for this team and, unlike at club level, it's a pure pleasure just to be here, whether we play or not.

“We have to take it one game at a time and see where we end up. There are no easy matches, despite what some might think, but if we keep giving our heart and soul like this with our quality too, then we can have our say. If we step back on any of those elements, we'll struggle.

“It has been such a difficult year without any fans, so it was wonderful to be here with our supporters in Rome."

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