After their 1-1 draw with Croatia, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says he’s not at all angry with the result.
But Prandelli added that a team who plays a more attractive game and which creates more scoring chances also needs to decide everything in advance. Naturally, he was referring to his team.
Even though Italy has two points in the group, the Italian coach didn’t rule out the possibility that his side wouldn’t advance.
“When you have the advantage you must kill all intrigue, otherwise any crack or glance can deprive you of everything. You have to be more decisive and play more productively in front of the opponent’s goal,” said Prandelli, adding that while the Croatia is a physically strong team, his players played more interesting football.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic commented that the Italians looked better in the first half and that he told his players at half-time that they needed to step up the pace and play more aggressively.
Bilic is pleased that Croatia has 4 points and shares the top of Group C with Spain.
Bilic is also optimistic about his team’s chances in their last game with the Spaniards.
The Croatia coach said it was a phenomenal success that his team has been able to win 4 points in such a tough group.
He added that the Italians are a weaker team physically and that they know it.
Prandelli confessed that by the 60th minute of play his side was showing signs of getting tired.
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