Buffon has rallied his team-mates to knock France out of the Euros and try and raise their hopes of qualifying. With Hollandâ€™s first place already summed up, Holland can rest some of their players against Romania who will qualify ahead of Italy and France if they beat Holland.
Â “We have to go out there and play the match of our lives,” said Buffon who had he not saved the Mutuâ€™s penalty, Italy would be already out of the Euros.
“If we get to the quarters it will mean we will have come up with a little extra.â€
“It’s normal to feel the pressure and I am dying to get out there and play. A double-or-quits match is what our work is all about.â€
“We just have to focus on France. We cannot start doing maths.”
“I didn’t understand everything,” admitted Buffon, “but from what they tell me we have a slightly better chance than France.
“I think we are in better shape. We reacted from the opening 3-0 loss to Holland in our game against Romania, and we will have to wait and see if France have recovered from their hammer-blow result against Holland.”
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