Very proud of Antonio Conte's work with this Italia side. Injuries to first Marchisio, Verratti before the tournament and then to Candreva and De Rossi during depleted our midfield. Yet, we brought the Germans to Penalties, a lottery that we were unlucky at this time. His passion, energy and enthusiasm was amazing to watch and he emphasised work ethic and heart above all. I respect that. His selections weren't perfect - even his supporters would admit that Jorginho, Gabbiadini and maybe even Berardi would have been helpful but to be fair, Eder and Pelle (before the penalty) were solid this tournament. He didn't make full use of his creative talent - Insigne, Bernardeschi and El Shaarawy, but our identity was based on work ethic, structure and defense and not magic. So, again - I respect his tactics. This thread is a simple thank you to him. He brought great memories to me this tournament, great joy in making it this far and it was quite nice for almost everyone, neutrals and even our own people, to turn from pessimistic to optimistic. Thank you Conte, Bravo Conte, Bravo Italia, Forza Azzurri. Ventura will hopefully continue his work and evolve and strengthen the squad.