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We are relishing a unique feeling - Bonucci

Mon 12 July 2021 | 0:07

The Juventus defender revealed that he ‘relished’ the hostility at Wembley, as the Azzurri grabbed the Euro 2020 trophy by defeating England on penalties.

Leonardo Bonucci

leveled the game for

Italy

after Luke Shaw scored the opener and gave his side the lead early doors.

The 34-year-old also found the back of the net during the penalties as Italy beat England at Euro 2020, which was their first since 1968.

It’s a dream come true and the credit goes to the coach, the whole squad,”

Bonucci told

RAI Sport

.

“When we got together in Sardinia, there was something different compared to the past. We slowly gained confidence, certainty, unity. This was the icing on the cake that makes us legends.”

There were only 7,000 Italian supporters at Wembley, but it was a hostile atmosphere, according to Bonucci, who was fired up.

“It’s a unique feeling and we are relishing it. Seeing 58,000 people leave before the trophy was handed out is something to relish, now the Cup is coming to Rome. They thought it was staying in London, sorry for them, but Italy once again taught a lesson.

“We said during the warm-up, what was happening in the stands was purely just background noise. We had 34 games unbeaten, all we needed to do was exactly what we’d done so far to get here, not one bit more, not one bit less.”

During his post-match celebration, Bonucci referenced the insults, saying: “More pasta! We need to eat more pasta!”


source: SportMob