The Azzurri tied with Croatia in a very 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 within the first half but did not keep contributing in the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the action.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has got to learn to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added they are still alive inside tournament this will let you good possibility to go on.
The coach also recognized the belief that the Italian team was criticized for their not enough endurance in the other half. Prandelli noted he did lack some fresh legs inside game during the press conference after the overall game.
'We played against an extremely physical team, but we played a lot better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored inside 39', but looked very frusterated at the end of the overall game.
'We must keep going,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by praoclaiming that 'it here didn't matter he was the gamer 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 for this tournament since he suffered the losing of many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed back Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, to date inside 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 has not been a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy given that they do it on the Champions from the World, Spain, and Croatia which can be ranked among the top inside FIFA rankings.