England bench good enough to reach Euros Final, claims Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini

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Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini says England's bench is good enough to reach the Euro 2020 Final as he prepares to face the Three Lions.

England and Italy face off on Sunday evening in a titanic Wembley clash; the Three Lions in their first major tournament final since winning the 1966 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate's squad has captured the imagination of the nation, from the likes of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Harry Maguire and younger players like Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips.

And Azzurri skipper Chiellini has been equally impressed with England's strength in depth amid much pre-match focus on how he will cope with the threat of Kane and Sterling.

"If I try to match Sterling in a foot race, I don't think I would ever beat him," said Italy's 36-year-old captain.

"But maybe in situations where it's a physical 50-50 or there is a long ball forward from the goalkeeper, I might be more likely to win the header.

"I need to try and limit their attributes, but it depends who plays. Kane and Sterling are different players, and then the other strikers England have all have their own qualities.

"It almost makes me laugh, because England's bench could have probably made it to the final, they have some extraordinary players.

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"Thankfully it is not an individual game, it is a team game. It is not necessarily important whether Chiellini and Bonucci can beat Kane and Sterling, it is whether Italy can beat England."

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