Germany crashed out of Euro 2012, after reaching the last four for the fourth tournament running, meaning they have not won a trophy since Euro 96. Coach Joachim Low, though, was proud of his troops and saw plenty of positives.
– Germany coach Joachim Low
We've had two great years. The team has really developed well. We won 15 games in a row but lost today against an incredibly strong Italian side, with a strong axis and two great strikers.
There's no reason to doubt ourselves. Our team was the youngest team here. Even though there's disappointment today, we played a wonderful tournament and I am sure we will be able to cope with this defeat.