Giampiero Ventura claims he ‘stopped going to Ikea’ after Italy’s World Cup playoff defeat to Sweden.
Ventura became public enemy in Italy following their failure to qualify for the Russian showpiece, and the 70-year-old revealed just how personally he took the Azzurri’s elimination.
“After Italy-Sweden, I stopped going to Ikea,” he continued to Radio Anch’io Sport.
“It’s difficult to dispose of the disappointment. What happened was something era-defining.
“However, it’s a page I’ve turned. Now I want to write a new one. I was always taught that in football, you win as 11 and lose as 11.
“I’m a person with a clear and professional conscience. Tavecchio? I never heard from him again and I’ll leave it there.”