Eljif Elmas’ mea-culpa after Macedonia’s draw with Italy

By Antoine Rabito on Sunday September 10, 2023
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Macedonia held Italy to a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. While the Italians deplored the state of the pitch, Eljif Elmas, a Macedonian player from Napoli, apologized to the Squadra Azzurra fans.

“For us, it’s an excellent result because we played on an unseemly pitch. I apologize to all Italians and to the whole of Europe. Soccer isn’t played on these pitches, it was worth it for us and also for Italy, clearly”, declared the Neapolitan. He then spoke of his reunion with Luciano Spalletti, whom he considers his second father. “I saw a lot of what he (Luciano Spalletti, editor’s note…) did with Napoli, which is why we were already ready, I was with him for two years and I know something. On the pitch, it was also very difficult for them,” he concluded on Rai Sport.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

Italian soccer fan from France. Everyday, I read the italian newspapers looking for the best informations to share.

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