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 inside first half but still did not keep contributing inside 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the sport.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has got to learn how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added that they are still alive inside tournament where you can pretty good chance to maneuver on.
The coach also recognized the fact that the Italian team was criticized for their deficiency of endurance inside the second half. Prandelli noted that he did lack some fresh legs in the game during the press conference after the sport.
'We played against a really physical team, more info but we played superior to they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored inside the 39', but looked very frusterated after the sport.
'We have to continue,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by proclaiming that 'it didn't matter that they was the ball player of the sport for his team. The only importance is towards the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is applying just for this tournament since he suffered losing many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed back Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, to date inside the tournament, have had the identical results. Italy happens scoring first, but can't quite retain the victory. The positive side are these claims new strategy was not a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy because they do it about the Champions with the World, Spain, and Croatia that is ranked one of many top inside the FIFA rankings.