“We dreamed of this victory, and now we have made history and become European champions. We are incredibly happy. And we can't wait to be able to celebrate with all of Italy tomorrow. We deserve to win. The omen of miraculous events was simply felt in the air. We deserve it, all of Italy deserves it. Now is the time to enjoy! We have always tried to play football, getting joy and pleasure from the process. Despite the shock in the first minutes, we took control of the game and kept it until the very end. We deserve to win ” , - Chiellini is quoted as saying on the UEFA official website.
Italy won its second European Championship trophy 53 years after the first title (1968). This is the longest gap for a single team in competition history.