The Azzurri tied with Croatia in the 1-1 game today and are 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 didn't keep that lead within the 75' with Croatia's persistence to tie the sport.
The Italian coach, Cesare Prandelli, stated that his team needs to figure out how to close the victory. On the other hand, the coach added actually still alive inside tournament and have a pretty good chance to maneuver on.
The coach also recognized the truth that the Italian team was criticized for insufficient endurance in the lover. Prandelli noted which he did lack some fresh legs in the game throughout the press conference after the game.
'We played against a really physical team, but we played better than they did,' said the Azzurri coach.
Andrea Pirlo was very festive when he scored inside 39', but looked very frusterated following the game.
'We have to keep working,' said the Juventus FC player, Andrea Pirlo. He continued by proclaiming that 'it didn't matter he was you of the euro cup merchandise game for his team. The only importance is to buy for the quarter finals.'
Again, Italy tinkered with three defenders'a new strategy that Prandelli is utilizing just for this tournament since he suffered loosing many starting players to injuries and players being subpoenaed in Italy for match fixing and gambling scandals.
Both games, thus far inside tournament, have had a similar results. Italy comes out 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 because they test it for the Champions in the World, Spain, and Croatia that's ranked among the top inside the FIFA rankings.