Italy coach Enrico Sbardella admitted he was “proud” of his team after they defeated England on penalties to book their place at the 2014 FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup, while his counterpart Lois Fidler also spoke to UEFA.com after the third-place play-off in Burton.
Bernhard's Germany 'pride'
Germany coach Anouschka Bernhard told UEFA.com that she was "really proud" after her team overcame Spain on penalties to claim their fourth women's Under-17s title, while Spain’s Jorge Vilda reflected on the fact that “sometimes football is unfair”.
Germany and Spain dreaming of WU17 glory
UEFA.com spoke to two representatives from each finalist ahead of Sunday's UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship showpiece between Germany and Spain.
Vilda focused on Germany clash
Spain coach Jorge Vilda told UEFA.com that he expects “a much closer game” than their group stage win when his side face Germany in the final on Sunday following their semi-final victory against England, whose Lois Fidler was “gracious in defeat”.
Bernhard eyes Germany improvement
Germany coach Anouschka Bernhard revealed that she was “happy to reach the final” but not the manner her side did so after they overcame Italy in the semi-finals, while Enrico Sbardella said that he hopes his team’s performances in England can “launch a revival of women's football in Italy”.
Stage set for WU17 semi-final showdowns
UEFA.com previews Thursday's semi-finals and hears from England's Leah Williamson, Spain defender Núria Garrote, Lisa Boattin of Italy and Germany's Michaela Specht.
Austria pride while Italy look ahead
Italy coach Enrico Sbardella admitted that his team "already had their minds on the semi-final" as they lost their final group game 1-0 against Austria, whose Dominik Thalhammer was "very proud" of his team's achievements, despite bowing out.
France, Scotland reflect on lessons learned
France coach Guy Ferrier and his opposite number from Scotland, Pauline Hamill, were both left to reflect on what they can take from the tournament after a 1-0 victory for the French saw both sides eliminated.
Fidler: England ‘growing’ with every game
England coach Lois Fidler told UEFA.com that she expects her team "to grow" as the tournament progresses as they made the semi-finals with a 6-1 defeat of Portugal, whose Susana Cova said that England's higher "speed and strength" were a key factor in the result.
Rafferty and Walker revelling in underdog status
Scotland captain Georgie Rafferty and striker Alyshia Walker spoke to UEFA.com about their semi-final prospects, St George's Park and a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
England show character, Austria proud
Lois Fidler told UEFA.com of England’s character in the 2-1 win over Austria, for whom Dominik Thalhammer admitted “this is the Austria that I want to see.”
Sbardella hails historic step for Italy
Italy coach Enrico Sbardella hailed a "historic" achievement by his players after they advanced to the semi-finals on their finals debut with a 2-0 win against Portugal. Portugal coach Susana Cova spoke to UEFA.com.
Scotland and Spain united in satisfaction
Scotland earned their first point at Under-17 level as both teams remained in the hunt for a semi-final place. Coaches Jorge Vilda and Pauline Hamill spoke to UEFA.com.
Germany revel in 4-0 success
Anouschka Bernhard's side ensured a smooth passage to the semi-finals with a classy display and ended Les Bleuettes' ambitions in the process. The Germany coach joined France’s Guy Ferrier in speaking to UEFA.com.
England's Rouse and George savouring home finals
England may have succumbed to Italy in their Group A opener, but spirits are still high on the part of Mollie Rouse, who celebrated her birthday on Wednesday, and Gabrielle George.
Portugal 'hurt' after Austria stalemate
Portugal coach Susana Cova could not hide her disappointment after her team could only draw 0-0 against Austria, although opposite number Dominik Thalhammer came out of the game praising his side's defensive organisation.
Vilda delight at Spain win
Spain coach Jorge Vilda told UEFA.com that his team had treated their opening match against France "like a final" as they emerged 2-0 winners, while France's Guy Ferrier said there were "very few positives" he could take from the game.
Sbardella joy as Italy overcome hosts
Italy coach Enrico Sbardella told UEFA.com that his team showed "great personality" after they overcame hosts England in their opening game, while England coach Lois Fidler said there is "still all to play for" despite her side's defeat.
Bernard thankful for winning Germany start
Germany coach Anouschka Bernard admitted her team found it "really hard" after her side were made to battle for a 4-2 victory against Scotland, whose coach Pauline Hammill was pleased with the "character" her side showed.
Sehan and Walkling fuelling Germany's ambitions
Jasmin Sehan and Ricarda Walkling epitomised the belief that permeates the Germany squad when they spoke to UEFA.com about their Women's Under-17 title credentials.