Leonardo Bonucci took great delight in rubbing it in after Italy beat England on penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night at Wembley.
Marcus Rashford hit the post in the shootout before Gianluigi Donnarumma made two big saves to deny Jadon Sancho and, crucially, 19-year-old Bukayo Saka.
Italy’s players surged forward in celebration as Donnarumma denied Saka and ended the game.
In jubilant scenes, Bonucci jumped in front of a camera and loudly shouted to viewers around the world, ‘IT’S COMING TO ROME, IT’S COMING TO ROME!’
He clearly very much enjoyed silencing English supporters after a month of hearing, ‘It’s coming home.’
In the match itself, Luke Shaw gave England a sensational early lead after just one minute and 57 seconds.
Wembley erupted with joyous celebrations, the likes of which the stadium had not seen for any international goal since its renovation.
However, on 67 minutes, the Three Lions’ defensive resilience was broken.
A fiercely whipped in corner from Domenico Berardi was flicked on towards Verratti, whose header was pushed against the post by a flailing Pickford before being turned in by Leonardo Bonucci.
The Italians behind the goal celebrated, but most of Wembley was stunned into silence.
With no further goals after extra-time, the match went to a penalty shoot-out.
Italy blinked first with Jordan Pickford saving from Andrea Belotti.
But Marcus Rashford, brought on specifically to take a penalty, hit the post.
Then Jadon Sancho, who like Rashford was a last-gasp substitute, had his spot-kick saved by Donnarumma.
Jorginho – the man known for penalty perfection – was remarkably kept out by Pickford.
But Donnarumma saved from Saka and crowned Italy champions.