Euro’s winners Italy, finalist England and those Leicester connections!

Leicester had a number of players of current time in there, but none were left when the final was to be played at Wembley. Kasper Schmeichel did what he could to prevent Denmark from going out even saving a penalty from Harry Kane, but sadly for the Leicester goalkeeper, Kane didn’t miss his second opportunity when the ball slipped out of Kasper’s bag.

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We have talked about those involved and falling out of the tournament one by one, but the fact that Roberto Mancini was in charge of Italy had a special meaning to it. Previously a player at Leicester over the new your period in the first year of this century, adding up a handful of appearances before setting his sight on his first managerial job in football when taking charge of Fiorentina.

The link between Svennis and Peter Taylor made the move possible, and from there you had a connection that did see Svennis join Leicester as a manager a decade later. In that Italian team you had Sassuolo midfielder Domenico Berardi, said to be on the radar of Brendan Rodgers this summer, few believe though that it will be a player that Leicester will get their hands on, but a link is a link anyway.

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The fact that Harry Kane again played a vital part as England jumped the hurdles round by round, is a bit of a Leicester story, though the 13 league games and the 2 goals scored while with this football club on loan back in 2013 had a minor and tiny little peace of his career as we know it.

Harry Maguire did play his part and after starting the tournament injured he contributed more and more as he formed a brilliant partnership with John Stones. The two were probably not as fantastic as the two old timers Georgio Chiellini and Leanardo Bonucci who had concrete tournament and showing how fantastic you can be if you have attitude, desire and defensive skills.

Harry had a great breakthrough at international level while at Leicester and has since his days in the blue jersey added up 37 caps, making his debut v. Lithuania in 2017. Ben Chilwell was also in the England squad but with the form of Luke Shaw he played no part in the games at all, but as he got his bronze medal from the Nations League finals, he know could collect the silver as a member of the squad, and then we all know what is missing.

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England did a grand tournament and what happened during the penalty shoot outs, just forget it, tired legs, unexperienced youngsters stepping up and should be applauded for their brave attitude and just move on from the fact that they missed their opportunities.

Gareth Southgate might consider a couple of Leicester players games coming up, and it might be a chance to shine for those we have mentioned above as well.


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