Antonio Conte spoke to the media regarding his decisions for the final 23-man-squad for Euro 2016 starting next week. Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Florenzi, and Stephen El Shaarawy are among the inclusions for the final cut:
The decisions have been made, we reflected heavily on who would be the strongest to take. Up until last night we were able to change out minds, but they were thought-out well, so that wasn’t necessary. Those excluded? It wasn’t easy to exclude those players that demonstrated to be great men aside from being great players. It’s a shame to leave those at home that over the past two years have given you everything, but I had choices to make.
Conte has been heavily criticized for selections and omissions such as Leonardo Pavoletti, Sebastian Giovinco, and Andrea Pirlo.