Low upbeat despite Italy defeat

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.

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.

– Germany coach Joachim Low

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