Malta's Rowen Muscat on last night's 1-0 loss to Italy:
Taking into consideration that we are a country with our own limitations, playing against a very strong team for an hour with ten man, I do think we had a very satisfactory performance. I believe that we can continue building on performances such as this for our upcoming matches and we will notch some points for sure.
Malta's of the match André Agius told UEFA.com his side had learned some harsh lessons after a 3-0 home defeat to Norway which helped them to compete with Italy:
The problem with the Norway match was that we went out with too much confidence. At this level, we have to keep our feet on the ground because we are Malta, but this does not mean we cannot give any opponent a run for their money, as we showed today. Today, we played the opposite way to how we did in the Norway match. We waited for Italy and we counterattacked in the same way Norway did against us on Friday.
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