ITALY legend Daniele De Rossi celebrated England’s Euro 2020 final dream sliding away – by doing the same on a beer-soaked table.
Azzurri players chanted amid wild celebrations as assistant coach De Rossi took a spectacular head-first plunge in their Wembley dressing room.
Daniele De Rossi can’t be accused of going down too easily as he soared across the table before finally tumbling off
Almost there – as Azzurri legend Daniele De Rossi reaches the end of the table after an epic slide in the Wembley dressing rooms
Daniele De Rossi is on the slide – just like England when the Euro 2020 final went to penalties
And shootout hero keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma showed that if De Rossi was an alco-troll then he could rub it in even more for the Three Lions as he led a raucous chorus of “It’s coming Rome!”
AC Milan hero Donnarumma, who has been linked to Manchester United and Chelsea, even posted that adapted version of England’s favourite footie anthem on his Instagram story
Three Lions subs Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed penalties as Italy won the shootout 3-2 after a 1-1 draw in front of 60,000 at Wembley.
And De Rossi flew across the table to complete a flight of fantasy for Italy – after they failed to qualify for the last World Cup.
The 117-cap former Roma defensive midfielder, 37, didn’t look in as good a shape as the veteran Azzurri defenders who helped shut out Kane, Sterling and Co.
But he glided across the table as fast as any player moved on the pitch, before tumbling off at the end.
And that was a little like the Three Lions in their first final since winning the 1966 World Cup.
They zipped around early on, boosted by Luke Shaw thumping the quickest ever goal in a euros final inside the first two minutes.
Gianluigi Donnarumma taunts England – by posting an adapted version of the ‘It’s coming hom’ anthem onm his Instagram story
But they lost steam in the second half as Leonardo Bonucci bundled a deserved 67th minute equaliser.
England briefly regained their buoyancy in extra time but their hopes belly-flopped in familiar fashion with their shootout woe.
Sancho and Saka are still barely out of water wings as internationals.
So Gareth Southgate’s Lions should still be confident of making a splash over the next few years.
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