The Azzurri tied with Croatia in the 1-1 game today and are still alive in Group C inside the Euro Cup 2012. The goals were scored by Andrea Pirlo for Italy and Mario Mandzukic for Croatia.
Italy took the lead inside the first half but still did not keep conducive in the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the sport.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team must figure out how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added that they are still alive inside tournament and also have a good possibility to go on.
The coach also recognized the belief that the Italian team was criticized because of their deficiency of endurance within the other half. Prandelli noted that he did lack some fresh legs inside game through the press conference after the action.
'We played against a very physical team, but we played better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored within the 39', but looked very frusterated at the end of the overall game.
'We must keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by praoclaiming that 'it didn't matter that they was you of the action for his team. The only importance is to buy to the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is utilizing because of this tournament since he suffered the loss of many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed back in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, so far within the tournament, have experienced exactly the same results. Italy arrives scoring first, but can't quite support the victory. The positive side is that this new get more info strategy wasn't a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy because they test it around the Champions from the World, Spain, and Croatia which is ranked on the list of top inside FIFA rankings.