Italy left Wembley dressing room like bomb site – while England piled up pizzas

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Italy players got carried away with their celebrations following the 3-2 victory over England on penalties to win Euro 2020 – leaving the away dressing room at Wembley in a mucky state.

The likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and coach Daniele De Rossi were the life and soul of the afterparty in the Wembley tunnels, with alcohol and mud covering the changing room floor.

While videos were shared of their signing and laughing following the narrowest of victories, many will be disappointed in the mess they chose to leave behind for staff to clean up.

In new footage, it can be spotted that players left behind sliders, towels and boxer shorts for others to tidy up, as well as empty alcohol containers including champagne bottles.

A quick glimpse into the other changing room told a different story, with England leaving a neat pile of pizza boxes on a table as they left the national stadium full of disappointment.

German newspaper Bild compared the Italian mess to a 'battlefield', with the players and staff moving on to another venue as England headed back for a quieter celebration of their own achievements.

In a further blow to fans of the Three Lions, goalscorer Bonucci claimed that the Coming Home anthem inspired Robert Mancini's side to victory having failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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"We heard it day in day out ever since Wednesday night since the Denmark game that the cup would be coming home to London," he said.

"Sorry for them but actually the cup will be taking a nice flight to Rome and that way Italians all over the world can savour this competition. It is for everyone, we said from day one it was for them and for us."

"This victory really proves that once you go all the way all you need to do is try and give yourself a push to get back to the top," he added.

"You need to want it more than anything else, this is a renaissance for Italian football, and I am sure this squad and this great coach will make plenty of headlines going forward.

"We believed right from day one when we all joined up, there was different feeling in the air and it has come to pass.

"We never got tired of being together or spending time together, we had this burning desire to stay together and it is incredible."

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Back in the England camp, Gareth Southgate had pledged to lead England into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, before adding that he doesn't want to outstay his welcome.

He said: "I don't want to commit to anything longer than I should and I don't want to outstay my welcome so all of those things need consideration.

"I want to take the team to Qatar, I feel we have made progress over the four years, we have had a fourth, a third and a second-placed finish and that is as good as anyone."

But Southgate said: "I don't think now is an appropriate time to think about anything.

"We have got to qualify for Qatar, but I need some time to go away and watch the game and reflect on the whole tournament, I need a rest.

"It is an amazing experience, but to lead your country in these tournaments takes its toll and I need a break now."

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