The two, companions first as players and then from the bench, are the real protagonists of a triumph that brings the national team back to where it deserves to be
It’s all true, it’s not a dream: Italy is European champion for the second time in its history, after a thrilling penalty shootout lottery. And it becomes so in the temple of football by exception, that Wembley packed with over 60 thousand Englishmen already certain of their triumph even before the kick-off. Unfortunately for them Football is coming home becomes Football is coming (in) Rome, and the blue party can start.
Tears fill the faces of our children, no one excluded. From Immobile, certainly not the protagonist of the best of his evenings, to Jorginho, who, despite failing the last penalty of his team, has once again shown why, this year, he became European champion twice, first with Chelsea, now with the national team, up to Gianluigi Donnarumma, who at the age of 22 inspired strength and confidence in the most critical moments, proving decisive with Spain first and then with England.
But the most significant are certainly the two protagonists on the bench. Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini have been able to build a dream, with constancy and down to earth, and their tears tell how dreams have become reality. The story of a true and deep friendship, that between the two, of a bond that from the first day has been able to shape a group with constancy and thoughtfulness. He did not win the Mancio as a footballer in blue, with the Under 21 first and then at the 1990 World Cup, but he triumphed tonight, as he hoped from the first ball played by his team on this path. The embrace between the two is touching and tells of the triumph of this group.
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From the abyss of a missed World Cup to the top of Europe, thanks to a clear and winning way of thinking and planning. “Life is made up of 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we deal with it”: never were the words of Gianluca Vialli more apt for the moment, for a team that, by bringing out pride, has dispensed football against the creators of the game. And if this group will continue to think with the winning mentality it is certainly thanks to the care of Mancio to this group.
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