Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has defended his side following media criticism of their performance against Armenia.Prandelli was pleased with Friday's 3-1 World Cup qualifying win in Yerevan but the Italian press felt otherwise.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said he was satisfied with his side's hard-fought 3-1 victory over Armenia on Friday night.The Azzurri took the lead through Andrea Pirlo but Henrik Mkhitaryan levelled the scores before second-half goals from Daniele De Rossi and Pablo Osvaldo ensured three points for the Euro 2012 finalists.
Italy have claimed a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Armenia during their World Cup qualifier at the Hrazdan Stadium on Friday night.The scoreline may have flattered the Azzurri, however, as they were given a serious run for their money by Armenia who were level at the break after Henrick Mkhitaryam cancelled out Andrea Pirlo's opener.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has warned his men not to underestimate Armenia in their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday.Italy were held to a 2-2 draw by Bulgaria in their last qualification game, and Prandelli has stressed they cannot afford to make the same mistakes again.
Italy head to Armenia for their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday looking to take command of Group B.Cesare Prandelli has recalled Manchester City firebrand Mario Balotelli, while defender Domenico Criscito is included for the first time since he was omitted from the Euro 2012 squad following his investigation for over alleged match-fixing.