Gareth Southgate consoles Bukayo Saka, who missed England’s final penalty in the shootout.© AFP

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the England football team “played like heroes” after they lost on penalties to Italy in the Euro 2020 final. Terming the loss as a “heartbreaking result”, Johnson tweeted that the team had done the country proud. “That was a heartbreaking result to end #Euro2020 but Gareth Southgate and his @England squad played like heroes,” Boris Johnson tweeted. They have done the nation proud and deserve great credit,” he added.

England failed to end their 55-year wait for a major international trophy as Leonardo Bonucci cancelled Luke Shaw’s early goal before Gianluigi Donnaruma’s heroics between the posts saw the Azzurri win the coveted trophy for the second time.

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