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We felt something magical in the air - Chiellini

Sun 11 July 2021 | 23:33

The 36-year-old ‘felt something magical in the air’ as Italy grabbed the Euro 2020 trophy by defeating England in the penalty shootout even after The Three Lions’ opener, which was a ‘punch in the face.’

Luke Shaw

scored the opener for

England

only two minutes into the game; however,

Leonardo Bonucci

canceled it out and Italy defeated Gareth Southgate’s men on penalties.

We won, I think deservedly. We felt something magical in the air, we’d been saying it since the start of May and we deserve it, all of Italy deserves it,”

Giorgio Chiellini

told

RAI Sport

.

“It was an incredible sensation, thank you to everyone who was part of this group over three years and we dedicate it to all those players who are watching from home too.”

Despite

Italy

having domination against England, they needed spot-kicks in the end.

“They key was always to play football and enjoy ourselves. We wanted to control the game, to hold possession, and despite getting that punch in the face within two minutes, we dominated the rest of the match and wanted it at all costs.”

During the penalties,

Gianluigi Donnarumma

pulled off two significant saves and Marcus Rashford met the woodwork.

“We had Gigione! We’ve gone from Gigi to Gigio! It was right to win this way. We are all so happy and can’t wait to celebrate with all the Italians tomorrow.”


source: SportMob

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