ITALY LEGEND Alessandro Altobelli has slammed England for thinking that their one ‘rusty’ trophy in 55 years makes them the greatest.
The ex-striker launched his unprovoked rant after his country narrowly beat the brave Three Lions 3-2 on penalties in the Euro 2020 final, after a tight 1-1 draw in normal time at Wembley.
Altobelli taunted England for only winning one trophy after Italy defeated them in the Euro 2020 finalCredit: Rex
England were left devastatedCredit: Getty
He lambasted the nation for clinging onto the heroic 1966 World Cup triumph which he claims is paltry compared to the Italians four trophies in the same competition.
The 65-year-old, who only won one World Cup trophy himself with Italy in 1982, revealed it was a joy to watch his countrymen humble Gareth Southgate’s troops on their home turf.
Football Italia reported he told RAI Sport: “It’s joyful winning at Wembley against England.
“Who always think they are the best, the greatest, the most talented, the most beautiful.
“And yet if you look in their trophy cabinet there’s one rusty cup from 1966! Go look at our trophy cabinet, it’s packed!”
The Juventus veteran’s attack follows a barrage of tasteless jibes from the Azzuri towards the Three Lions after their first-ever Euro trophy win.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, who clinched the Italian’s victory when he saved Marcus Rashford’s and Bukayo Saka’s spot-kick’s in the tense shoot-out began the trolling.
The 22-year-old couldn’t resist belting out England’s anthem ‘It’s Coming Home’ shortly after the game.
His childish antics were followed up by Chelsea star Jorgino and Leonardo Bonucci who remixed the national treasure by singing ‘It’s coming to Rome.’ while Giorgio Chiellini wore a crown to their parade.
Bonucci continued the onslaught of taunts by posting a picture of himself on social media with the trophy with the caption: “Cup, croissant and cappuccino, Italians do it better.”
Meanwhile, the Three Lions were dealing with the heartache of coming within touching distance of the European Cup.
They were in no mood to be rewarded for finishing runners-up and some players quickly removed their medals upon receiving them.
It was clear to see a runners-up medal was not the reward England wanted for their valiant efforts over the last four weeks.
The Italian veteran managed to win one World Cup in 1982Credit: PA:Empics Sport
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