Emanuele Giaccherini said Italy have “lost a champion” in Antonio Conte, “a man who created a war machine of a side.”
Giorgio Chiellini notes Italy “were considered sacrificial lambs and were creating something magical, winning back respect and the love of a nation.”
Simone Zaza was “convinced I’d score” in the penalty shoot-out with Germany, but wants “Italy to know that we gave everything.”
Sami Khedira and Mario Gomez are both out of Germany's Euro 2016 campaign with muscular injuries.
Emanuele Giaccherini admits “there were tears” from many after Italy lost a penalty shoot-out to Germany.
Graziano Pellè wants to “apologise to all Italians” for his penalty howler, but denied he was “provoking” Manuel Neuer.
Italy captain Gigi Buffon feels the Euro 2016 squad “left a treasure that mustn’t be wasted, as people fear and respect us.”
Arrigo Sacchi felt Italy “could not have lost in a better way” to Germany on penalties at the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio hailed “commander Antonio Conte” and warned Italy were “a total disaster” two years ago.
Antonio Conte gave his final emotional farewell to the Italy job after Euro 2016 elimination. “We were respected by everyone.”
Graziano Pellè put the “sad epilogue” of Euro 2016 behind him, but some Italy fans are angry at his penalty against Germany.
Leonardo Bonucci was “proud to have been a part” of the Italy campaign at Euro 2016. “Not a selection, but a Team.”
Stefano Sturaro reveals he played against Germany with a knee injury. “I did what was necessary, as Italy couldn’t think about tomorrow.”
Antonio Conte feels he has left Italy with an important legacy and “created something magical” until defeat to Germany on penalties.
Antonio Conte will take a week off before beginning his Chelsea adventure and reveals why he could not continue on the Italy bench. “Nobody was on my side.”
Italy fought valiantly and only lost to Germany on penalties, so David Swan rates the Azzurri in Bordeaux.
Joachim Löw explained his tactical changes in a “dramatic game, right up until the last shot” as Germany beat Italy on penalties.
Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira felt they “played like one big team” to knock Italy out of Euro 2016 on penalties.
Marco Parolo reveals Antonio Conte was ready for Germany’s tactical adjustments and “that means they respect and fear us.”
Gigi Buffon was in floods of tears, as Italy “did the most we could and it was almost enough” against Germany at Euro 2016.
Andrea Barzagli was inconsolable and believes “in a few years nobody will remember anything about this Nazionale that truly gave everything.”
Manuel Neuer insists Germany “were the better side and are deservedly through to the semi-finals” past Italy.
Leonardo Bonucci fought back tears as he said Italy “went toe to toe with the World Cup winners” Germany at Euro 2016.
Italy Coach Antonio Conte said there is “no shame” in losing to World Cup holders Germany on penalties.
Germany ended their Italy taboo, but only on sudden death penalties after Italy earned a more than creditable 1-1 draw.