It is coming home, or is it coming to Rome?
We are set for an outstanding Euro 2020 final and two quality sides will do battle when England take on Italy at Wembley early on Monday morning AEST.
Enormous pressure sits on the shoulders of the English team and its manager every time they arrive at a major tournament – it has been so long between drinks and with some of the players they have boasts over the years, it’s fair to say that they have underperformed.
The squad that Gareth Southgate assembled for Euro 2020 is packed with young, eager talent and the right amount of older experience, and it has been telling in how well they have gelled and performed as a team.
They leaked just their first goal of the tournament in Thursday morning’s semi-final win over Denmark and they are fitting finalists.
Italy too have been nothing short of outstanding at Euro 2020.
Roberto Mancini has built his side from the ground up, he too has combined the right young talent with experience, and he has employed a very impressive attacking style of play – not something we’ve grown to expect from Italy, nor Mancini himself.
Both sides remain undefeated, and it sets up a truly mouth-watering contest.
I can’t split them, so I’m going to back the draw (after 90 minutes), and I’m also going to have something on England lifting the trophy, given where this match is being played.