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AC Milan legend Baresi impressed by Prandelli's Italy

AC Milan legend Franco Baresi is pleased with the way Italy are playing under coach Cesare Prandelli.

Baresi is a big fan of the Azzurri coach.

"I really like the ideas that Prandelli has for this Italy team," he told Il Mattino. "We are trying to keep the ball and control the game that way.

"The Italy-England game was the best of the World Cup so far, for me - as well as Spain-Netherlands of course!

"We look really strong in midfield. With De Rossi, Pirlo and Verratti there is great quality in the middle of the park - that's our great strength.

"Now we just have to focus on the Costa Rica game and try to gain passage into the next round.

"The World Cup is as tough as it gets. We just have to focus on the next game, and that's it. Anything else would just be a mistake."

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