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BORDEAUX, France -- Italy coach Antonio Conte has called on his players to do something super-extraordinary by beating Germany in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Saturday. Cheap Jerseys Online .Italy arrived in France with an aging team that had faced plenty of criticism back home. But it won Group E with a match to spare and beat two-time defending champion Spain 2-0 in the round of 16.Next up is fierce foe Germany, which is seeking to add the European Championship crown to the World Cup it won in Brazil two years ago.At the beginning we had little credibility among everyone, both in the media at home and also abroad, Conte said Friday. Everyone knew that its a dark moment for Italian football talent. But I think we are showing that with hard work, with organization, with 23 great lads who work hard, who sacrifice themselves, we are trying to overcome obstacles that at the beginning seemed insurmountable.Now we have someone in front of us who is at a really high level ... against Spain we did something extraordinary, tomorrow we need to do something super extraordinary because it will be a really tough test. But these are the matches which make you feel great.Germany has never beaten Italy in a competitive match, with the Azzurri winning semifinals in 2006 -- on their way to the World Cup triumph -- and at Euro 2012.However, Germany humiliated Italy 4-1 in a friendly in Munich in March.They have grown a lot from that match, Conte said. I think we have also grown a lot from that friendly. It was a friendly which taught us a lot of things.Italy will likely be without key midfielder Daniele de Rossi, who is a doubt with a thigh injury.Conte is already missing midfielder Antonio Candreva because of injury, while Claudio Marchisio, Marco Verratti and Riccardo Montolivo were ruled out before the start of the tournament.Were not going to give anything away, he said. But we know that these are matches where you have to be 120 percent to play in them because theyre very, very physical matches, intense matches. Matches in which you dont need to be almost fit -- you need to be very fit. Wholesale NFL Jerseys China . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. . -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Nick Maxwell wont have time to celebrate or commiserate with the GWS Giants after Saturdays AFL preliminary final as he finds himself in the enviable position of assisting title-chasing clubs in Australias two biggest football codes.The 2010 Collingwood AFL premiership captain has a match-day role with the Giants, working with their leadership group and assisting backline coach Nick Walsh.Even before linking up with GWS late last year Maxwell was working with the leadership group at established NRL power Melbourne Storm,On Saturday Maxwell will be in Sydney for the Giants home preliminary final against the Western Bulldogs, while the Storm host an NRL preliminary final against Canberra.We play at 5.15pm in Sydney and the Storm play at 7.40pm in Melbourne, Maxwell told AAP.Unfortunately I cant get down there, but Ill be charging back to my hotel to watch the Storm game as soon as the Giants are finished.It isnt like Maxwell is forced to choose one game over the other as he has slightly different roles with the two clubs.In terms of a game day capacity, Ive officially got a role wth the Giants on game day, Maxwell said.In terms of the Storm I havent got an official game day role, so I get to as many games as I possibly can when they are not clashing with the Giants,But obviously Im on the bench with the Giants, so Ive got a really important role being able to talk to the players and with 90 rotations they are obviously coming on and off a lot.Whereas with thhe Storm theyve only got the eight rotations, you dont have have as much opportunity to speak to the players. Wholesale China Jerseys. .Likewise, Maxwell is dealing with two very different leadership groups.The Storms is full of veterans while the majority of the Giants are 25 or under .With the Storm, the top end leaders in (Cameron) Smith and (Cooper) Cronk and (Billy) Slater and these guys, they have been around for a long time and they actually dont need a lot of work on the development stuff, Maxwell said.But the next ladder of leaders is where you need to do a lot of work because you want to make sure that when those guys do finish their careers - and we hope thats stiil many years away - theres not going to be a huge drop offThat other players can step straight in to that capacityObviously the Giants are different in that all the guys who are part of that leadership group are all going to be around for a long time , so their development is at different stages.Maxwell isnt allowing himself to think too much about the possibility of working with both his clubs on successive grand final days in the first weekend of October.Thats the dream. 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