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Italy Has Accomplished Something Great According To Roberto Mancini At Euro 2020

Following a thrilling penalty win over England, triumphant manager Robert Mancini revealed that his emotions were for the entire Italian football team.

When England’s Marcus Rashford hit the post in the shootout, Gianluigi Donnarumma stopped Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Sakas place kicks.

Despite Jordan Pickford’s spot-kick saves from Andrea Belotti and Jorginho, he clinched a 3-2 triumph after a 1-1 draw in extra time.

At Wembley, Luke Shaw put England ahead after just two minutes, but Leonardo Bonucci equalized for Italy in the second half.

Mancini was stunned at the final whistle after leading Italy to their first European Championship championship since 1968.

“We don’t really realize what we’ve accomplished,” the former Manchester City manager stated.

“We are ecstatic for the people and the Italian people because they so well deserve it after such a tough time.”

This brings us enormous joy.

“I grieved on this ground 30 years ago after Sampdoria lost to Barcelona in the 1992 European Cup final.”

That hurt a lot back then.

“I think winning the European Championship and bringing home the trophy for the first time since 1968 is wonderful.”

“That (weeping) was the emotion that comes after doing something extraordinary.”

It was the joy of seeing the players and the spectators in the stands celebrate.

“Seeing everything we’ve managed to achieve, all of the hard work we’ve put in over the last three years, but especially the last 50 days, which have been extremely difficult,” says the author.

“It’s the fact that we’ve been able to develop this team spirit over the last 50 days; they’ve truly produced something that can’t be separated in the future.”

Shaw put England ahead after just one minute and 57 seconds, smashing home Kieran Trippier’s far post cross for the fastest goal in a Euro final.

The Three Lions, however, were unable to maintain their enthusiastic start, and Italy, who had lost to Spain in the 2012 final, gradually gained control of the game.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a good stop from Federico Chiesa before Bonucci bundled in from close range after Pickford deflected Marco Verrattis header against the post.

“I’m extremely glad because the squad played well and we earned the victory,” Mancini said. “The goal did cause us a few troubles in the opening 15 minutes, but then we started to take control of the game.”

“We were sad that we had to dig in and go all the way to penalties, but we are really thrilled for Italians everywhere.” The sides couldn’t be separated following 120 minutes, and after Domenico Berardi’s goal, Harry Kane scored before Pickford saved Andrea Belotti’s shot.

Maguire scored, but Rashford and Sancho, who came on as late substitutes, both missed penalty kicks.

Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi scored, and Saka was denied by Donnarumma after Pickford denied Jorginho, handing Italy the title.

“We are really fortunate to have Donnarumma, I was convinced he would save a few of penalties because he is the best goalie in the world,” Mancini added.

He’s a nice person and a fantastic goalkeeper.”

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