Gianluigi Buffon: “we were punished on our only mistake of the game”
Gianluigi Buffon, Italy goalkeeper
I think we played very well, trying everything to win the game. We feel we will qualify if we manage to win the last game against Ireland. Unfortunately we should have scored more goals when we created a few chances in the first half. It’s a pity because we played really well in defence but they punished our only mistake of the game. However, I feel I can say that we are playing well – we just need to be more clinical and try to kill games when we can to have chances of winning Euro 2012.
Claudio Marchisio, Italy midfielder
It’s a pity because we played very well in the first half when we should have scored more than once. We are disappointed now because we lost two points that we would have deserved. In the second half we did not play as well as in the first but I think we were in control until their goal came. I had a couple of chances in the first half, a shot which went just over and another when I should have done better. It’s a pity because I think we deserved to win this game, while now we have to wait until the very last match to see if we qualify, hoping it will still be in our hands and not depending on other results. We will try everything to beat Ireland and see what happens.