ITALY legend Giorgio Chiellini slept with the Euro 2020 trophy and his winner’s medal last night.
The skipper shared a photo of the famous piece of silverware on his bed after his team beat England on penalties at Wembley.Giorgio Chiellini slept with the Euro 2020 trophy[/caption] He was also pictured laying in bed with Leonardo Bonucci[/caption] Chiellini captained the Italians to victory over England[/caption]
Chiellini, 36, was also pictured laying down in bed alongside defensive partner Leonardo Bonucci.
He shared the trophy snap on his Instagram and captioned it: “Following the tradition of a great master @FabioCannavaroOficial.”
The post received more than 290,000 likes.
And Italy icon Cannavaro replied and said: “Captain thanks to you today it is better to be Italian.”
Chiellini was one of several Italy stars filmed celebrating wildly after their win.
Azzurri players chanted as assistant coach Daniele De Rossi took a spectacular head-first plunge in their Wembley dressing room.
The former Roma and Boca Juniors ace slid across a beer soaked table after Italy’s win.
The 117-cap ex-defensive midfielder, 37, didn’t look in as good a shape as the veteran Azzurri defenders who had helped shut out Kane, Sterling and Co.
JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)Bonucci also uploaded this picture to his Instagram[/caption]
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But that didn’t seem to bother him as he got involved with the party.
Back home in Italy, fans also wildly celebrated their team’s win.
England had looked good early on, boosted by Luke Shaw thumping the quickest ever goal in a Euros final inside the first two minutes.
But they lost steam in the second half as Bonucci bundled in a 67th minute equaliser.
Gareth Southgate’s men briefly regained their buoyancy in extra time, only for their hopes to belly-flop in familiar fashion when it came to penalties.
So the Three Lions should still be confident of making a splash over the next few years.
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