Euro’s new Champion Italy brought the Trophy to Rome in a style| Check
Italy’s national team, the newly crowned European champion on Sunday in London. The triumphantly returned to Rome this Monday morning. With their captain Giorgio Chiellini, proudly wearing the cup and a crown before hundreds of fans who came to the airport to receive it.
The lateral Leonardo Spinazzola, considered the unfortunate hero of this. After editing have suffered injury to his Achilles tendon against Belgium in the quarterfinals. He jumped the steps of the plane of Alitalia and crossed the track on crutches to the cheers of the media communication and airport staff taking pictures.
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“He is the symbol of this team, united, strong and supportive,” said Luca, among the fans who waited for the players at the airport.
The ‘Azzurri ‘ then went to the central Parco dei Principi hotel to rest for a few hours. Before received by the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella ,79, who attended the exciting final at Wembley Stadium. Italy who won with a penalty shootout against. England.
For his part, Prime Minister Mario Draghi broke his traditional sobriety to take a selfie with the winning team at the airport.
The headlines of the newspapers celebrated in full page the triumph of a team that was conquering the country with its perfect combination of young and old and a showy game.
Reaction says it all
“Look, mom! Look!”, The full-back Alessandro Florenzi shouted euphorically in front of the television cameras around the world from the field. When he showed the champion’s medal, a video that went viral on Twitter.
“They are Italians, they adore their mother ! She dedicated the triumph to her, what tenderness!” Commented Donatella Falco, an elderly Roman woman, excitedly.
The newspaper praises goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. As a “hero of heroes”. Who was chosen as the best player of the Eurocup by guaranteeing the victory of Italy.
The press and television commentators also highlight “the tears” of coach Roberto Mancini. Who starred in an emotional hug with former player Gianluca Vialli, friends for more than thirty years, his assistant, who is recovering from cancer.
In almost all Italian cities, particularly Rome, the “tifosi” invaded the streets. And squares to celebrate , singing, setting off fireworks and parading with the tricolor flag.
For many, the victory is a message of relief for a country exhausted by the coronavirus pandemic that has killed 127,000 people.
” It is like a rebirth. It generates hope. And also how good it can think of something else. After the year that we have passed,” Matteo Falovo confessed to AFP-TV, summarizing the sentiment of many Italians.