The Azzurri tied with Croatia in a very 1-1 game today and alive in Group C inside Euro Cup 2012. The goals were scored by Andrea Pirlo for Italy and Mario Mandzukic for Croatia.
Italy took the lead within the first half but didn't keep that lead inside 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the sport.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has to figure out how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added that they're still alive in the tournament this will let you pretty good chance to move on.
The coach also recognized the belief that the Italian team was criticized for their insufficient endurance inside second half. Prandelli noted he did lack some fresh legs within the game in the press conference after the game.
'We played against a really physical team, but we played a lot better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored inside 39', but looked very frusterated following the sport.
'We must keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by stating that 'it didn't matter that they was you of the overall game for his team. The only importance is to find towards the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new get more info strategy that Prandelli is applying with this tournament since he suffered the loss of many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed last Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, up to now within the tournament, also have the same results. Italy happens scoring first, but can't quite offer the victory. The positive side is that this new strategy wasn't a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy given that they check it out around the Champions with the World, Spain, and Croatia which is ranked one of many top within the FIFA rankings.