Euro 2020 - 'We demonstrated that we were superior' - Sergio Busquets gutted with semi-final defeat to Italy
Sergio Busquets insists the best side lost after Spain were beaten by Italy in the semi-finals of Euro 2020. A thrilling game needed penalties to seperate the sides and Italy were the team to hold their nerve in the shoot-out. "Everyone made Italy big favourites here, but we demonstrated that we were superior to them,” Busquets said after the game, as he praised his team-mates.
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“This is a great national team and the only thing missing was getting to the final, as we were determined to."
While there was heartbreak for Spain, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jorginho were the heroes for Italy.
Donnarumma produced the goods in the shoot-out while Jorginho finished coolly to send Italy to the final at Wembley.
TOPSHOT - Italy's midfielder Jorginho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring in a penalty shootout and winning the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between Italy and Spain at Wembley Stadium in London on July 6, 2021. (
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England or Denmark will take on Italy for the trophy but Donnarumma insisted it wasn’t time to start making predictions about the final.
"I was calm before penalties because I knew I could help the team,” he said.