Prandelli looking for team to stay calm

11 June 2012 09:46

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says his team need to keep cool heads when they're under pressure late on in a game.

Italy earned a creditable 1-1 draw with Spain in their opening Group C match but came under increasing pressure in the second period and at times late on were hanging on.

"When you're struggling to get hold of the ball you have to be compact and you need reason not anger," he said.

"When you're tired, those who play with anger get in trouble."

We still have a lot of work to do, we'll analyse this game, every game has its individual story and you need to prepare for it in a certain way," he said.

Source: AFP

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