The Azzurri tied with Croatia in a very 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 in the first half but failed to keep that lead inside the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the game.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team has to learn to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added they are still alive inside the tournament this will let you good possibility to advance on.
The coach also recognized the fact that the Italian team was criticized because of their deficiency of endurance in the better half. Prandelli noted which he did lack some fresh legs in the game in the press conference after the action.
'We played against an incredibly physical team, but we played better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored within the 39', but looked very frusterated after the game.
'We must keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by praoclaiming that 'it didn't matter that he was you of the game for his team. The only importance is to find for the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy enjoyed three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is using just for this tournament since he suffered loosing many starting players to check here injuries and players being subpoenaed back in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, to date within the tournament, also have exactly the same results. Italy is released scoring first, but can't quite offer the victory. The positive side are these claims new strategy wasn't a catastrophe.
The new Prandelli attack has been working decently for Italy since they try it on the Champions in the World, Spain, and Croatia which can be ranked on the list of top in the FIFA rankings.