It is a fitting tribute to Bortolo’s incredible achievement.
The Italian had no qualms about showing up for the match against Milan, and when he returned to the starting XI against Juventus, he was immediately given the captaincy of his side.
“I was thinking about the team, and I thought that Bort had a chance of winning,” Ligotti said.
“When I saw that Bonta was in the squad, I thought, ‘I’ll do the same’.”
The difference was Bontas speed, he is an athlete and is very good with the ball.
He was very strong, so he made it a bit easier for me.
It’s not easy to play every game in a top-class club, but I always want to do it and I’m very happy to be in this position.””
It’s important to get my chance,” he said.
“It’s not easy to play every game in a top-class club, but I always want to do it and I’m very happy to be in this position.”
We had a difficult first half, we played well, but we didn’t play the way we could have.
“We’ve had some tough matches, but in this moment it was important to win the match.”
Milan, who were looking to make it three wins from three, were clearly in the mood for a fight and took advantage, but Ligoti and Bortoli, who had both missed the last two Serie A games due to illness, did what they do best: the two-way partnership.
Bortola made sure of the match-winner by taking his spot in the penalty area.
“Bortolo is a special player, a great defender and a fantastic goalkeeper.
He’s always ready to help the team,” Milan coach Antonio Conte said.