‘Clutching at straws!’ Nina Myskow shames notion ‘it came home’ despite Euro final defeat

Euro 2020: Vine panellist hits out at 'it came home' notion

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Jeremy Vine had panelists Nina Myskow and Lizzie Cundy at odds over whether football had “come home” to England despite the Three Lions losing the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. The lyrics from the hit English football anthem ‘It’s Coming Home’ become a mantra for football fans across the country as Gareth Southgate’s side managed to reach a major men’s tournament final for the first time in 55 years.

Lizzie Cundy told Jeremy Vine: “It kind of did come home because we haven’t been at a final….”

Myskow then interrupted her fellow panelist: “You are clutching at straws…

“I love you dearly but you are clutching at straws.”

Cundy continued: “Look Nina I love football and I feel this song track unites fans all over.

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“It really does and it nearly did come home.

“It nearly did and I feel it did,” continued the TV presenter.

“And we have the most incredible young players and we could do it at the World Cup.

“Because we have got better and better each time.”

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Earlier Myskow debated whether English fans should stop saying “It’s Coming Home.”

She said: “Other people have taken on and expanded, and become more successful with [football].

“So that is something that England fans can’t seem to grasp.”

It comes as England fans and pundits took stock following Sunday’s nail-biting final at Wembley.


Italy emerged victorious in a penalty shootout after the game finished 1-1 after extra time.

A missed penalty from Marcus Rashford and two saves from Italian goalie Gianluigi Donnarumma saw the Azzurri clinch the European title.

Reflecting after the game,  Ex-England footballer Gary Neville said: “The best team won if we look at it purely on football. They played a really good game, Italy, after a difficult start to the game.

“They got on top and controlled the game, they demonstrated authority in the class that they have.

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