Italian center-back Leonardo Bonucci was in excessive spirits after Italy received UEFA’s Euro 2020 event. Italy beat England within the ultimate on penalties after younger England stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties.
Bonucci walked into the press convention with a bottle of beer in his hand together with a bottle of Coca-Cola. “I deserved this one, didn’t I?” he stated, whereas taking a swig of the beer. He drank the Coca-Cola too and stated, “I’ll drink all the pieces tonight.”
Successful #EURO2020 is thirsty work
Leonardo Bonucci spends the primary minute of his press convention necking beer and cola pic.twitter.com/O324ZkQlm8
— The Solar Soccer (@TheSunFootball) July 12, 2021
This might need been utterly regular, however there’s an ongoing controversy relating to his Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Coca-Cola. Ronaldo famously snubbed Coke at one in every of Portugal’s press conferences and urged everybody to drink water.
This prompted loads of gamers to do the identical. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, a former teammate of Bonucci from Juventus, stored Heineken bottles apart, however that was as a result of non secular causes. It’s protected to say that Bonucci isn’t involved about any of it and resides his finest life.
Leonardo Bonucci scores to avoid wasting Italy within the ultimate of the UEFA Euro 2020
Earlier, Italy was taking a look at sure defeat within the ultimate as that they had no reply for English left-back Luke Shaw’s early objective. Shaw scored within the second minute from a Kieran Trippier cross, and England have been trying good defensively after that.
Nonetheless, Bonucci scored within the 67th minute to cancel out Shaw’s objective and assist Italy degree the rating at 1-1 to power the sport into additional time.
Neither of the groups managed to get a objective within the subsequent half-hour of additional time as the sport went to penalties. Gigi Donnarumma pulled off some improbable saves to assist Italy win their second European championship.
Bonucci additionally scored his penalty to cap off a improbable night. His defensive prowess was on full show all through the event as Italy conceded simply three objectives within the seven matches they performed.
His partnership with Giorgio Chiellini has been the explanation for Italy’s improbable protection, they usually have been immense this time round too.