Andrea Barzagli says Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, is a big disappointment for him, as he announced his retirement.
The Azzurri failed to qualify for Russia, after playing a 0-0 draw against Sweden, losing 1-0 on aggregate.
Andrea Barzagli could not pick one thing that failed Italy, as they missed out on the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.
“In football terms, it’s the biggest disappointment of my life,” he told Rai Sport.
“The Italy side gives you unique sensations. It gives you goosebumps, creates friendships between all the Italy fans. It’s a real shame to end like this.
“I don’t know what we missed, all I know is we’re out of the World Cup, it’s a unique disappointment and leaving this group of lads is painful.
“Everyone has their own feelings, but it’s really hard to accept right now.”