De Rossi likened Juventus midfielder Pirloâ€™s chipped penalty to Francesco Tottiâ€™s in the Euro 2000 shoot-out.
â€śItâ€™s one of those nights that remain with you forever. It reminds me of Francesco Totti against Holland 12 years ago when Pirlo scored that crazy penalty,â€ť he said of the 4-2 shoot-out win over England.
De Rossi had a great opportunity to open the scoring in the first few minutes, but his 30-metre screamer came off the woodwork.
â€śWhen I hit the post I thought a few things, so that went badly, but I wouldnâ€™t change anything about this night.
â€śI still have to discover if Iâ€™m right or left-footed. I risked sending that shot into the stands, but it went fairly well â€“ apart from the upright.â€ť