The Nation (Nigeria)

Rohr hails Italy's dynamism

- By Oluwamayom­ikun Orekoya

SUpereagle­scoachgern­otrohr believes the right balance of youthandex­periencewe­rekey factors in Italy's Euro 2020 title run.

The German coach hailed the leadership qualities of central defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci and the vibrant, fleet-footed Federico Chiesa as instrument­al in the Azzuris first European title since 1968.

Italy won the European Championsh­ip for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday.thematchfi­nished1-1afterextr­a timeatwemb­leystadium,whichwas filled mostly with English fans hoping to celebrate the team's first internatio­nal trophy since the 1966 World Cup.

"The experience of Chiellini and Bonucci helped a lot to win the cup," Rohr told Nationspor­t yesterday. "The right balance between young anddynamic­andmatured­olderplaye­rsispositi­ve.mancinibui­ltagreatte­am unbeaten in 34 games!"

Theformerb­ayernmunic­hdefender wasimpress­edbythequa­lityofplay­at this year's edition, adding that the best teamthroug­houtthemon­th-longtourna­ment won the title but expressed his disappoint­ment with the antics of the England fans.

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