Italy’s Euro 2020 stars and manager Roberto Mancini mock England in an advert – three months on from being crowned champions after beating the Three Lions on penalties
- England suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final of Euro 2020 against Italy
- Three players missed from the spot as Italy won the final on a penalty shootout
- Italy players and Roberto Mancini have poked fun at England in a new advert
- Jorginho, Leonardo Bonucci and Manuel Locatelli are the players involved
Italy stars have made a cheeky dig at England three months on from beating Gareth Southgate’s men on penalties to win Euro 2020.
A new advert starring Roberto Mancini and three key figures from the team that lifted the trophy concludes with a joke about their final win over the Three Lions.
In the advert for the Italian Post Office, Mancini answers his door to see Chelsea star Jorginho and Juventus duo Leonardo Bonucci and Manuel Locatelli.
Italy stars have poked fun at England three months on from their Euro 2020 final victory
Veteran defender Bonucci turns to midfielder Jorginho, who is holding a package, and asks what he brought.
Jorginho offers the Italy boss a parcel and tells him it’s an Italian dessert called ‘Zuppa Inglese’ – which translates literally as ‘English soup’.
The advert then ends with Bonucci and Locatelli laughing at Jorginho’s quip.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for England who had taken the lead through Luke Shaw only to be pegged back by Bonucci mid-way through the second half.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka then missed from the spot during the penalty shootout as Italy went on to take victory.
The Italians have since basked in the glory of winning since they defeated Three Lions, making light of the ‘it’s coming home’ chant by England supporters.
Immediately after the final whistle Bonucci shouted ‘it’s coming to Rome’ into a TV camera.
The Juventus defender was angered by England fans booing Italy’s national anthem at Wembley and made sure he got his revenge, also saying in the aftermath: ‘You all still have to eat a lot of pasta’ – seemingly referring to English fans’ chant of ‘you can stick your twirly pasta up your a***’ in the build-up to the game.
Roberto Mancini has starred along with three players in an advert for the Italian Post Office
It sees Mancini open his door to find Leonardo Bonucci, Jorginho and Manuel Locatelli
Chelsea star Jorginho jokes he brought ‘Zuppa Inglese’ – which translates to English soup
He continued: ‘They wanted to bring the cup back to England but we are the ones who will take it to Rome by plane.’
Speaking to the Athletic in September, the 34-year-old revealed how the confidence among England supporters motivated them to win at Wembley.
Bonucci said : ‘We didn’t pay much attention to it until the Spain game [semi-final], then the anger inside of us began to mount.
‘We wanted to show them that the final hadn’t already been decided. That they hadn’t already won.
‘Hearing that song on repeat and the comment from Declan Rice saying England were ten times more motivated to win than us… well, they’re the kind of mistakes young players make.
‘You don’t say that. You should never say you want something more than somebody else or you’re better than somebody else.’
England fell to a heartbreaking shootout defeat in which three players missed from the spot
Bonucci previously goaded English fans by shouting ‘it’s coming Rome’ after the final