Draghi pays homage to the Azzurri and Matteo Berrettini: “You have strengthened the sense of belonging to Italy. You have placed us at the center of Europe. Today you have entered history”
The Prime Minister Mario Draghi received the Italian national team, European champion, returning from the Wembley final and Matteo Berrettini, finalist at Wimbledon. In his speech he expressed sincere thanks to the whole team: from the coach Roberto Mancini with his “team spirit”, passing through the technical staff, up to the individual players, citing the great saves of Donnarumma and bitter tears of Spinazzola.
“I would like to thank you i your successes they are extraordinary: you have made us move, move, rejoice, embrace. I have always been proud to be Italian, but this time we celebrated your victories together. What you made us proud to be united in these celebrations in the name of Italy “, commented the Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
“You have strengthened in all of us the sense of belonging to Italy and you have placed us at the center of Europe, as demonstrated by the messages of thanks that have also arrived to me in these hours. Today you have made history with your sprints, your saves and that you save … “, underlined the Prime Minister Mario Draghi, addressing Gigio Donnarumma, goalkeeper of the national team.
“With the team spirit forged by coach Mancini, your efforts and sacrifices, and I also think of the tears of Leonardo Spinazzola, and in general to your families who have all supported and encouraged you … we have all had families behind us, but you have all had much more patient families. Good wives, good families and good grandparents! You have strengthened the sense of belonging in all of us and you have put Italy at the center of Europe, as demonstrated by the many congratulatory messages that have arrived in these hours, even to me directly “, added the premier.
“The sport teaches, unites and makes you dream – the president specified Mario Draghi– it is a great social elevator, it is a barrier to racism and an instrument of cohesion. Especially in difficult times like this. The government invests heavily in sporting activity, especially in that of the youngest. And I want to thank Valentina Vezzali who directs these investments “.
Finally, the premier concluded: “We want to help the next generation of champions, the one that grows today and sees its own model in you. But you are a model for us too! And I want to say good luck to the athletes who will participate in the Tokyo Olympics, Italy accompanies you on your run towards glory in five circles. We really want to experience other magical nights, like the one we experienced yesterday and beyond. Thank you”.