Pogba: I’m proud when Italy play well

France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba expressed his disappointment over Italy's Euro elimination, saying that Gigi Buffon's response made him feel 'bad'.

Pogba, Buffon's Bianconeri team-mate, finally got his name on the scoresheet in France's quarter-final win over Iceland on Sunday night, and sees his side advance to the tournament semis where they will face Germany.

"I am very happy to be in the semi-final, I cannot moan. I am very happy about this," Pogba told reporters after the Iceland match.

"A semi-final is a semi-final, Italy and Germany are equally tough. Either way, we want to continue so we want to win and both are great sides."

Italy's loss and elimination was difficult to take for many Azzurri players who were extremely motivated to progress given their underdog status and the lack of respect they were shown by the media prior to the tournament.

"To see Gigi crying made me feel very bad sitting in front of the television," Pogba continued.

"He is a great goalkeeper, he gave his best and so did the team. They produced a very good game, but this is football.

"They have had a fantastic Euros, nobody expected such a great Italian team. I'm not happy with what happened for them.

"I play with them, so I’m proud when they play well."

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