The Azzurri tied with Croatia in a very 1-1 game today and still 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 did not keep contributing within the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the game.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has got to figure out how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added they are still alive inside the tournament and also have a good chance to advance on.
The coach also recognized the fact the Italian team was criticized for insufficient endurance inside second half. Prandelli noted which he did lack some fresh legs inside the game during the press conference after the action.
'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 inside the 39', but looked very frusterated at the end of the overall game.
'We must keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued website by stating that 'it didn't matter he was you of the sport for his team. The only importance is to buy to the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is employing 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, so far within the tournament, also have the same results. Italy is released scoring first, but can't quite keep the victory. The positive side are these claims new strategy hasn't been a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy given that they test it about the Champions in the World, Spain, and Croatia that is ranked on the list of top in the FIFA rankings.