In the media, the match has already started. This Sunday evening, the final of the Euro will give its verdict. On the one hand, the English who play at home and want to write history. On the other, Italy in pursuit of its glorious past.
Sky Sports quotes the English coach in a press conference: “It’s time to take the trophy home”. For the media, the two teams are looking for glory. Sky also points to the last time the Three Lions played in a final. Also won against West Germany. “55 years old. It’s easy to ignore this huge timescale. But it’s not just a statistic or a number to throw in. It’s longer than the lifespan of many supporters who will be either present at Wembley or watching the game from afar this Sunday. It even represents the majority of the lives of many more who have seen Gareth Southgate’s side carve out a moment in English football history. “
In its front page, the Sunday Telegraph prefers to quote the encouragement of Queen Elizabeth. “I hope history will remember not only your success, but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you behave.”
The Daily Express points to him “The pride of the Lions”. In a column for the Sun, José Mourinho enacted the importance of Gareth Southgate’s behavior to win the final. “He has to be the first on the pitch so that the players feel happy and confident to be there. Because, despite their experience, they will be watching their coach for this final. When they have doubts, they always analyze the manager. . They watch how you behave, how you react. “ He then hastened to congratulate the heart of the game of the Squadra. “The Italian midfielder is super talented with Jorginho, Marco Verratti and Nicolo Barella. In addition, they have incredible solutions with Manuel Locatelli and Bryan Cristante on the bench.”
For the Daily Mail, England is “In search of gold”. Very listened to in England, Gary Neville spoke to the microphones of ITV about the future composition. For him no doubt, Bukayo Saka must jump from the team. “If Rahsford was in good shape I would choose him with Sterling. The goal is to exploit the space behind Chiellini and Bonucci’s back. But Marcus is not on top. As it stands, I would choose Sancho at Saka’s place. Southgate has to pick the fastest players on the sides. “
In Italy too, the media had a blast this morning. The Gazzetta dello Sport soberly announces: “Italy challenges England for the European throne”. To win, Mancini’s men will have to go through the game, the newspaper estimates. “Italy, here we are! Have fun at Wembley, this is how you can win” announces the transalpine sports newspaper. “To rebuild Italy from the rubble of 2018, Mancini had a vision and put it into practice: to rediscover the smile and the beautiful game. We must therefore play with these weapons against England to conquer Europe. . “
“For you, for us!” title the Tuttosport. The Turin daily made a cut with Mancini and his players as well as Berrettini who play his final against Djokovic at Wimbledon. The Corriere dello Sport also wanted to highlight the two sports with the front page: “Such a great love”.
In Europe too, the match has already started. The newspaper L’Equipe headlines him “Tea or coffee” by highlighting a specialty from each country. In Catalonia, the Espiortu announces that it is “All or nothing” while Marca announces that “Europe is looking for a King”.