The Azzurri tied with Croatia inside a 1-1 game today and alive in Group C inside the 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 still did not keep contributing in the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the action.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team needs to learn to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added they are still alive within the tournament where you can good possibility to move on.
The coach also recognized the fact the Italian team was criticized for their insufficient endurance inside second half. Prandelli noted which he did lack some fresh legs in the game through the press conference after the sport.
'We played against a very 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 game.
'We need to keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by saying that 'it didn't matter he was you of the game for his team. The only importance is to get towards the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is using for this tournament since he suffered the loss of many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed back in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, to date inside the tournament, have had a similar results. Italy happens scoring first, but here can't quite retain the victory. The positive side is niagra new strategy has not been a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy since they do it for the Champions in the World, Spain, and Croatia that is ranked one of many top inside FIFA rankings.