Barcelona ace Xavi: Italy have improved through Euros

Barcelona midfielder Xavi feels Italy have changed tactics as they've moved through the Euros.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi feels Italy have changed tactics as they've moved through the Euros.

Spain had the chance to knock Italy out in the group phase by drawing with Croatia, but they won 1-0, so will there be regrets if they then lose the Final?

“I think we did our jobs in the group phase. There had been speculation about a draw but, as our Coach said, we never regret playing for the win and that’s also if we lose tomorrow.”

The two sides drew 1-1 in the opening group game on June 10, when the Azzurri adopted a 3-5-2 system.

“Italy have changed. They play catenaccio, but they’re also good with the ball. They’re more talented than ever.”

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