Low: Italy Were A Bit Better Than Us
“We lost today against a very strong Italy team who have a great spine and two quick strikers,” Low told reporters after the game.
“They were just a bit better – you have to acknowledge that and they were more clinical than us.
“Cesare Prandelli has changed this team around; they have more of an offensive philosophy.
“I expected Italy to play like this; if they take the lead it is very difficult, but we should have got it back to 2-1 earlier.”
Low insisted despite failing to win another major tournament, the German team had taken strides forward at the Euros and pointed to a bright future.
“We still played a great tournament and we have really moved forward. We won four games and lost one,” he said.
“This team has given us a lot of joy, against Portugal, the Netherlands, so we have to give them a real compliment.
“We have caught up with other nations and at the top of the game – there will be more chances in the future.”
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