The Azzurri tied with Croatia in the 1-1 game today and 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 the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the game.
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 actually still alive inside tournament where you can good chance to maneuver on.
The coach also recognized the fact the Italian team was criticized for their deficiency of endurance inside the other half. Prandelli noted that he did lack some fresh legs within the game through the press conference after the action.
'We played against an incredibly physical team, but we played a lot better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored in the 39', but looked very frusterated after the sport.
'We have to keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by saying that 'it didn't matter he was the player of the overall game for his team. The only importance is to find to the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is utilizing with this website tournament since he suffered loosing many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, so far within the tournament, experienced the identical results. Italy happens scoring first, but can't quite offer the victory. The positive side is that this new strategy was not a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy given that they check it out about the Champions from the World, Spain, and Croatia which is ranked one of many top within the FIFA rankings.