Thursday June 28 2012
Marchisio: 'So tired!'

Claudio Marchisio reveals he missed a great chance to score a third against Germany because he was “so tired I could barely see.”

The midfielder drilled wide rather than pass to Antonio Di Natale, who may have been offside, in the 2-1 win over Germany.

“I apologised to Di Natale, as I could barely see any more I was so tired and so had to try a shot.

“The greatest moment will be the next game if we win the Euros. We’re utterly exhausted. It was such a good start with Mario (Balotelli) and we were clinical, which we haven’t been so far.

“It was a fantastic performance, we have shown that we are up to the task against Spain and Germany.

“Now we’re facing Spain again and it’s about bringing out what we have left after all this fatigue.

“This victory is for the fans and we hope this success can bring solace and enjoyment during this time of crisis.”