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Prandelli praises Italy effort
Posted Saturday, June 30, 2012 by SNTV


Italy coach Cesare Prandelli complimented his team on Friday after the 2-1 win over Germany in Euro 2012 in Krakow, Poland.


SOUNDBITE (Italian) Cesare Prandelli, Italy head coach
 "We are very proud of this football team. When you're football team represents a country abroad, you understand the importance of what you're doing. We have, in my opinion, prepared really well for the game from a tactical point of view. The players interpreted the game extraordinarily well because we had little time to prepare. Therefore we're really proud of these boys because it wasn't easy. They didn't have time, they didn't have time on the training pitch so they deserve congratulations."

SOUNDBITE (Italian) Cesare Prandelli, Italy head coach
 "In moments of great tension, on a difficult day, you starting training and you don't think about it, you have the chance to do your work. We play through all our fear and anxiety. We prepare well to play against your opponents. That's our strength, to free ourselves from a negative situation, it's psychological."

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia