Jorginho and Leonardo Bonucci wasted little time in trolling England after Italy prevailed on penalties to win Euro 2020, with the pair proudly singing ‘it’s coming Rome’ throughout the guests’ wild celebrations at Wembley.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions obtained off to the proper begin as Luke Shaw’s volley broke the impasse after only one minute and 57 seconds however Roberto Mancini’s males levelled via Bonucci’s scrambled effort halfway via the second half to take Sunday’s showpiece to additional time.
The 2 groups nonetheless couldn’t be separated after 120 energy-sapping minutes and Italy ensured England’s depressing 55-year await main silverware continued as Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka all missed in a nail-biting shootout.
Jordan Pickford had appeared to have dragged the hosts again into the competition after denying Jorginho’s penalty with an excellent save after earlier stopping Andrea Belotti from 12 yards.
However Saka’s decisive strike was palmed away by Gianluigi Donnarumma to his left-hand facet, securing the Italians a second European crown after their triumph again in 1968.
Bonucci got here away with the man-of-the-match award after one more impressed exhibiting alongside fellow centre-back veteran, Giorgio Chiellini, whereas Donnarumma was named participant of the match.
Shortly after the ultimate whistle, an impassioned Bonucci screamed, ‘It’s coming to Rome!’ instantly down the lens of a close-by digicam, a transparent reference to England’s well-known saying – derived from 1996 anthem ‘Three Lions’.
And Chelsea midfielder Jorginho – whose penalty was brilliantly saved by Jordan Henderson within the shootout – joined the Juventus defender in poking enjoyable on the English within the guests’ dressing room.
There have been rising requires Jorginho to be among the many Ballon d’Or nominees after successful the Euros and having fun with Champions League success at membership degree with Chelsea.
However the midfielder disregarded discuss of particular person prizes in his post-match interview with beIN SPORTS and pressured that he as an alternative wished to deal with ‘having fun with the second’ together with his Italy team-mates.
‘It’s unimaginable, it’s arduous to seek out the phrases to elucidate my emotions proper now as a result of I’m so grateful, I’m so, so, so completely happy,’ he stated.
‘It has been a great distance and to have this sense with this group, with all these individuals is simply wonderful.’
Requested about his Ballon d’Or probabilities, Jorginho replied: ‘Ah, subsequent query!
‘I don’t need to discuss that, I don’t take into consideration that. I simply need to get pleasure from this second with these guys.’