The Euro Cup dramatic events finally showered their blessings on Italy when they brought the final trophy home on Sunday.
Italy seems to continue their winning streak for the 34th time when they defeated England in the UEFA championship. The Wembley Stadium was booming with tension when the final game went for a penalty shootout after the 1-1 score. Finally, Italy defeated England with a 3-2 score after England missed three penalties, and that caused the home team the ultimate trounce.
After 1968, Italy wins the Euro Cup for the second time. The game became more exciting when England took the lead in the second half. But, the Italians took control soon after. Finally, Leonardo Bonucci changed the game at the 67th minute by scoring a goal from close range.
The Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, saved 3 goals made by the English troops. According to Leonardo Bonucci, this is their attempt to relieve some lost confidence and respect to renounce the world cup. That is why, with his tying goal in the second half of the game, Italian football changed its track on the field.
Many England fans regret missing their favorite team lift the trophy of a significant game. Their wish remained unfulfilled even when the English footballers secured a lead on the Sunday finale by scoring a goal first. Italy clawed its way back soon enough.
All the unnerved efforts of the team members collided, created a massive energy ball, and fired it straight to the kick of Leonardo Bonucci when he tied the score on his team’s behalf. Despite being so close to winning the trophy, it proved to be a bad day for England.
According to coach Gareth Southgate, the English team has created some unforgettable memories on the field that will continue to serve as inspiration to the audience for some time ahead. Sure, the bubble of happiness and victory has burst, and the country is feeling a profound loss right now.
But, they will recover from it and will be ready for the next battle. It seems the only thing coach Southgate regrets are their inability to give the country a reason to celebrate because the host country has rarely won the Euro Cup, and England’s defeat on Sunday continues that tradition.
Many critics say that England became overconfident with all the success coming their way. Although the team is filled with young football talents, there is not enough performance in the final match. However, during the club stage of performance, the team did manage to shine the performance of some of its players, which was missing in the final game.
This close call to victory will be heavy for England as their search for the lost reputation persists. England needs to take a lesson from this failure and improve their game so that they manage to impress their supporters next time.
On the other hand, the Italian coach, Roberto Mancini, seemed very happy and lost words when the win happened. He is very proud of the boys and proudly announces that the Italians have got a wonderful month of success and celebration with the entire season.
He said when England owned the first half, it provided a new source of inspiration for them. They were panicked when England seemed to anticipate each move of the Italians, and then they took control.
With sensational and nerve-shattering diving save made by Pickford on the threat of Federico Chiesa, the Italian game changed its trajectory. The corner kick gave the ball straight to Marco Verratti, and that is when England’s trouble began. Finally, the 8th goal scored in his 11 years of an international football career, Bonucci seized the game.
The leading scoreboard of England with 2-1 never changed again in the game. It was the turning moment for Italy. The country which could not even manage to qualify in the 2018 World Cup needed this redemption badly to keep their hundreds of years of soccer culture glowing.
The team thanks coach Roberto Mancini wholeheartedly for the win, and that continues to make the man proud. The wonderful performance of the Italian team made the fans also realize that Italy was meant to take the trophy home this year.