Emanuele Giaccherini admits “there were tears” from many after Italy lost a penalty shoot-out to Germany.
The Azzurri earned a 1-1 draw with the World Champions, despite injury and suspension problems, and were only beaten on sudden death.
“There is huge disappointment, but at the same time calm at knowing we’ve given our all to the very end,” Giaccherini told Sky Sport Italia.
Coach Antonio Conte seemed to be in tears during his final Press conference this afternoon.
“I saw, yes, but there were tears from many people and not just him.”