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Chiellini: I don’t want to be Italy’s top scorer

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is eager to see the Azzurri’s attack get into equipment and knock him off the perch of becoming the team’s recent major goalscorer.

The Azzurri consider on Portugal at the San Siro on Saturday in a Nations League match they ought to win if they are to retain their faint hopes of achieving the finals intact.

Chiellini enters the contest with eight markers – more than any other player on the recent squad – and he’s hoping the goals will start flowing as shortly as Saturday, specifically since Italy’s past match with more than 1 goal arrived back again in May against Saudi Arabia.

“I’m more able of talking about defenders as I know that position,” he informed the assembled press. “Rather than searching to the earlier, I am searching to the upcoming.

“There are players that are developing. I just hope that I’m no extended the major goalscorer for this team.”

Italy return to the San Siro for the initial time since their goalless draw with Sweden past November, a match that noticed them are unsuccessful to qualify for the World Cup.

Chiellini admits it was the lowest point of his national team vocation, even though the worst discomfort essentially arrived a handful of months later on.

“A 12 months back was the lowest point of my national team vocation,” he mentioned. “It was a large disappointment, for all of us. We ended up confident we would get to the World Cup.

“However, in my feeling, the worst arrived in June. We did not definitely feel about what transpired that significantly, and we did not entirely understand it.

“Then we noticed the other groups at the World Cup though we ended up on holiday getaway. It was not a simple thirty day period.”

Need to Chiellini play on Saturday it will be his a centesimal match for Italy, but he made it distinct he’s only focused on the game with Portugal.

“It’s a desire I’ve experienced since I was a child,” he added. “However, forgive me if I’m only considering about the match.

“I will get pleasure from the data following the 90 mins.