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