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Leonardo Bonucci apologises over dressing room chaos after play-off defeat

Leonardo Bonucci apologises on behalf of Italian nationwide crew after the state they left their dressing room in after defeat by North Macedonia… with plastic bottles, meals waste and cigarette butts left mendacity on the ground

  • Italy will not be on the World Cup after a stoppage time winner by North Macedonia
  • Pictures after the sport confirmed the messy state they left their dressing room in
  • Bottles, meals waste and cigarette butts have been pictured mendacity round on the ground 
  • Leonardo Bonucci has apologised on behalf of the Italian nationwide crew   

Leonardo Bonucci has apologised on behalf of the Italian nationwide crew after leaked images confirmed the state they left their dressing room in after their play-off defeat to North Macedonia.

Photos circulating on social media confirmed empty plastic bottles, used tissues, meals waste and cigarette butts left on the ground of the dressing room at Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera. 

Italian gamers have been annoyed after Aleksandar Trajkovski’s stoppage time winner ensured Italy will miss their second successive World Cup, whereas North Macedonia will face Portugal in a match to determine who will journey to Qatar.

Leonardo Bonucci has apologised after the state the Italian national team left their dressing room in after their loss to North Macedonia

Leonardo Bonucci has apologised after the state the Italian nationwide crew left their dressing room in after their loss to North Macedonia

Leaked photos showed the state of the dressing room at Palermo's Stadio Renzo Barbera

Leaked images confirmed the state of the dressing room at Palermo’s Stadio Renzo Barbera 

The state of the dressing room has led to much more criticism in opposition to the reigning European champions.

As reported by Football Italia, Bonucci stated forward of Italy’s sport with Turkey on Tuesday: ‘It was an enormous mistake, subsequent time, we’ll pay extra consideration.

‘We have been very upset and we did not assume that these particulars make the distinction generally. We’ll pay extra consideration within the subsequent matches, we apologise.’

Italy’s communication chief, Paolo Corbi, additionally apologised however acknowledged the dressing room wasn’t left in as worse a situation as proven within the photos.

He stated: ‘It’s a side that we underestimated and we have already apologised to Palermo Calcio.

Despite winning last year's Euro 2020, they have failed to make it to the World Cup for the second time in succession

Despite profitable final year’s Euro 2020, they’ve didn’t make it to the World Cup for the second time in succession

‘We needed to catch the flight for Coverciano and there was an enormous disappointment even when, we should say, the state of the dressing room after we left was not precisely the one proven within the video. It was not all all the way down to us.’

Italy’s defeat comes as a shock after their success at Euro 2020 the place they beat England on penalties to win the championship final summer season. 

They have been comfortably anticipated to make it to the World Cup in Qatar, solely to complete second of their group behind Switzerland and get knocked out by North Macedonia.

Plastic bottles, tissues, food waste and cigarette butts were left lying around on the floor

Plastic bottles, tissues, meals waste and cigarette butts have been left mendacity round on the ground

Bonucci stated: ‘The hours after the eliminations have been robust. We remained quiet throughout our moments collectively, like crew lunches or dinners. That was essentially the most difficult half.

‘We tried to minimize the frustration by saying that younger gamers could have different alternatives, whereas the older ones like myself solely had one final likelihood.

‘After the coach spoke to us, we put the previous behind our shoulders and we re-connected with the long run. The future is now so we should begin once more to rebuild and get what we did not obtain. We have a stable base to return again.’

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