Italy/Spain - Buffon not too bitter

Gigi Buffon the Italy 'keeper said Spain make the bitter pill of defeat easier to swallow because of their amazing quality after a 4-0 thrashing in the final of the Euro on Sunday.

"Against Spain, you accept losing more easily," said Italy captain Buffon. "It was a great adventure. In a final, you have to win but today we played against a team of incredible quality."

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts after the Euro 2012 football championships final match Spain vs Italy on July 1, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE