if we had lost in the WC I would screw
I feel the same way really. My reasons are
1.) We just won the world
cup, winning the Euro
cup feels like a step down actually. (not trying to be arrogant here)
2.) this Italian team is mostly the old generation, which means even if we show up amazing in this tournament it doesn't tell us anything about how the future potential of our national team. (players like Zambrotta, Canna, Matrix, Grosso, Pirlo, Gattuso, Camoranesi, Toni, Di Natale, Del Piero, etc... may all not play in the 2010 WC)
3.) We have the oldest team in the tournament and since we just won in 06 most of our starting XI have already won the greatest prize and probably won't be as excited and driven to win Euro 2008. It reminds me of the French team in 06, almost all players who had won it all with the national team and therefore didn't look like they wanted to win as much as most teams. It was more or less a send off for Zidane.
In truth I am just hoping that we can play a nice free flowing attacking style which will not only help us enjoy our games more but give us more respect with the rest of the world football community. Winning would be great ofcourse, since then we could also try and create an empire of world football domination the way the Brazilians, Germans, and even French for those 4 years have done.
Also many of these players just won the world cup so they probably won't be as excited and emotional as they were back in 06.
This is all why I wish players like Cassano, De Rossi, Aquilani, etc... were playing. Not only would they contribute more flair to our attack but they represent how the back bone of our future national team will look like.