No regrets for Love
United States captain Davis Love felt he had done all he could to win back the Ryder Cup for his country at Medinah.
Despite leading 10-6 heading into the final day's singles, the Americans slumped to a 14.5-13.5 defeat to Europe after one of the most dramatic fightbacks in the competition's history.
"I wouldn't have done anything different. They played great," Love said. "We had a couple of matches get flipped there at the end that made it a little easier on them."
Europe won the first five matches of the day and eight in total before Francesco Molinari halved the last to secure an outright victory.
Love added: "This is a great team, we had a great week. We played together as a team and we said we wanted to win every segment.
"But we got beaten badly in this one, and any time you lose a segment that badly it is going to cost you the Ryder Cup."
Europe's victory equalled the best comeback by a team on the final day of the Ryder Cup.
Love was a playing member of the previous side to recover from such a four-point deficit, at Brookline in 1999.
The 48-year-old said: "Well it's exactly the same, the same score. They came back and won.
"Give them a lot of credit, they played very, very well."