The Italian national team players celebrate their victory after beating England in the Euro 2020 final.
INDOSPORT.COM – Not giving much contribution on the field, apparently goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has given a lot in the dressing room of the Italian national team during Euro 2020.
Italy finally came out as champions of Euro 2020 after winning a penalty shootout against England with a score of 3-2. Azzurri goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, successfully thwarted the executions of Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, while Marcus Rashford’s strike hit the post.
Roberto Mancini’s Italian national team at Euro 2020 is quite special. Because, all members of this team squad (except the third goalkeeper) got the opportunity to play from Roberto Mancini.
One of the highlights is Italy’s second goalkeeper, Salvatore Sirigu. Sirigu got the chance to appear just one minute when replacing Donnarumma in the group stage match against Wales.
Despite his minimal contribution on the pitch, Salvatore Sirigu made a big impact in the dressing room. This was expressed by two important Italian players, namely Giorgio Chiellini and Alessandro Florenzi, after the match.
They admit that Sirigu has an important role ahead of the final against England. “Sirigu has been one of the key players in the dressing room,” said Florenzi Italian Football.
Especially in the final match, Sirigu painstakingly prepared a special note from himself which was given to each member of the squad. The note is an expression of Sirigu’s feelings towards each player. The contents are different from each other.
“Before the game he gave each of us a note written by him, with his thoughts on us. Every record is different,” said the former PSG player.
The note was also so deep that it made some Italian players cry. “Today, he made us cry,” said Chiellini.
In addition, Sirigu also collects video messages from loved ones such as family and friends that each player has.