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’ during the visitors’ wild celebrations at Wembley.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions got off to the perfect start as Luke Shaw broke the deadlock after just one minute and 57 seconds but Roberto Mancini’s men levelled through Bonucci’s scrambled effort midway through the second half to take Sunday’s showpiece to extra time.
Bonucci came away with the man-of-the-match award after yet another inspired showing alongside fellow centre-back veteran, Giorgio Chiellini, while Italy goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, was named player of the tournament.
Shortly after the final whistle, an impassioned Bonucci screamed, ‘It’s coming to Rome!’ directly down the lens of a nearby camera, a clear reference to England’s famous saying – derived from 1996 anthem ‘Three Lions’.
And Chelsea midfielder Jorginho – whose penalty was brilliantly saved by Jordan Henderson in the shootout – joined the Juventus defender in poking fun at the English in the visitors’ dressing room.
There have been growing calls for Jorginho to be among the Ballon d’Or nominees after winning the Euros and enjoying Champions League success at club level with Chelsea.
But the midfielder brushed off talk of individual prizes in his post-match interview with beIN SPORTS and stressed that he instead wished to focus on ‘enjoying the moment’ with his Italy team-mates.
‘It’s incredible, it’s hard to find the words to explain my feelings right now because I’m so grateful, I’m so, so, so happy,’ he said.
‘It has been a long way and to have this feeling with this group, with all these people is just amazing.’
Asked about his Ballon d’Or chances, Jorginho replied: ‘Ah, next question!
‘I don’t want to talk about that, I don’t think about that. I just want to enjoy this moment with these guys.’
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