The Azzurri tied with Croatia inside a 1-1 game today and still alive in Group C within the Euro Cup 2012. The goals were scored by Andrea Pirlo for Italy and Mario Mandzukic for Croatia.
Italy took the lead in the first half but still did not keep contributing inside 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the overall game.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has to discover how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added they are still alive in the tournament and also have a good possibility to move on.
The coach also recognized the fact the Italian team was criticized for their lack of endurance in the second half. Prandelli noted he did lack some fresh legs inside game throughout the press conference after the action.
'We played against a very physical team, but we played superior to they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored inside 39', but looked very frusterated following the overall game.
'We must keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by praoclaiming that 'it didn't matter which he was you of the action for his team. The only importance is for the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is using for this tournament since he suffered the losing of many starting players euro cup kick to injuries and players being subpoenaed in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, up to now in the tournament, have had exactly the same results. Italy is released scoring first, but can't quite retain the victory. The positive side is niagra new strategy wasn't a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy simply because they try it about the Champions from the World, Spain, and Croatia which can be ranked one of many top in the FIFA rankings.