Emerson Palmieri revealed that he looks at his Euro 2020 medal every day as a reminder of how lucky he is to have the opportunity to win them. Emerson won the Champions League in May with Chelsea before helping Italy win the Euro 2020. Italy’s win over England in the finals of Euro 2020 via the penalty shootout has catapulted him and his teammates to national heroes.
“I cannot express in words what happened that night,” Emerson Palmieri said after talking about their Euro 2020 win.” I cannot tell you how emotional I was feeling. The atmosphere, the people, the final whistle. The big emotions. It was a special moment, a special day in my life. But I cannot explain any of it. I turned on the television and I read some of the English newspapers. They were really confident that England were going to win.”
He revealed that after winning Euro 2020 he went straight to Brazil to spend a week with his family. It was followed by a holiday in Mexico with his wife and son. He revealed that his role at Euro 2020 was an unexpected one after not starting much in the Premier League and starting Euro 2020 as a substitute.
“He proved himself to be a top player, although I already knew that.” Emerson said. “It was really bad luck. When you play at this level, it is normal that everyone is watching you. The victory was not a victory of just two or three players, it was a victory for the group. We managed to create a group where it did not feel important who played. All that mattered was that those who played gave their best – to run, to fight and to give it everything.”