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Juventus defender Bonucci takes aim at West Ham midfielder Rice: You don't say that!

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has taken aim at West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice over Italy's Euro 2020 final defeat of England.

Rice, who was a key player for England at the Euros, said ahead of July's Wembley final that "we will be ready for it 10 times harder than they (Italy) will".

Bonucci admits Rice's words had reached Italy's players before kickoff.

He told the Athletic: "We didn't pay much attention to it (It's Coming Home) until the Spain game.

"Then the anger inside of us began to mount. We wanted to show them that the final hadn't already been decided. That they hadn't already won.

"Hearing that song on repeat and the comment from Declan Rice saying England were 10 times more motivated to win than us… well, they're the kind of mistakes young players make.

"You don't say that. You should never say you want something more than somebody else or you're better than somebody else."


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