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Atalanta midfielder Matteo Pessina full of pride as Euro winner

Atalanta midfielder Matteo Pessina says he's full of pride with his role in Italy's Euro 2020 triumph.

Pessina replaced an injured Stefano Sensi at the beginning of the tournament.

"When they explained to me that I would not start at the European Championship, [Gianluca] Vialli then looked at me and said I would go there and I would do well anyway," Pessina told Sky Italia.

“In the end, it went like this and I couldn't be happier."

On the final against England, Pessina also said: “It was the first time we went behind and we weren't used to it. For the first five minutes, it felt like a nightmare.

“Even I was scared on the bench. But after those five minutes, we thought we would turn it around and win it. We all felt that something and we felt this cup was ours."


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