Italian Defender Leonardo Bonucci says his country is not scared of taking on hosts England on home soil in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
Italy are targeting a second European title after 1968 while England have never won the continental tournament, with their only major trophy the 1966 World Cup which they won at the old Wembley.
“Playing at their home does not scare us,” the 34-year-old Juventus centre-back told a press conference Friday.
“We’re only thinking about playing football and having fun. The rest is just chatter. On the pitch, there will be the best show for European and world football from Italy, England and the referees.
“We are looking forward to taking to the field even though most of the fans present will be English. We want to do something historic, have a great performance and then we’ll see how it ends.”
Veteran Italy duo Bonucci and captain Giorgio Chiellini, 36, will be tasked with stopping England striker Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, England’s star performer at this tournament.
“Young against old men…” smiled Bonucci.