The Azzurri tied with Croatia in a 1-1 game today and are still alive in Group C in 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 failed to keep conducive within the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the game.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team must learn to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added that they are still alive inside tournament where you can good possibility to maneuver on.
The coach also recognized the belief that the Italian team was criticized for his or her deficiency of endurance in the lover. Prandelli noted which he did lack some fresh legs inside 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 in the 39', but looked very frusterated after the overall game.
'We ought to keep going,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by stating that 'it didn't matter which he was you of the action for his team. The only importance is to find on the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy used three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is here using with this tournament since he suffered loosing many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed back Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, thus far inside tournament, also have a similar results. Italy is released scoring first, but can't quite retain the victory. The positive side is that this new strategy hasn't been a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy simply because they test it on the Champions in the World, Spain, and Croatia that is ranked on the list of top inside the FIFA rankings.