De Rossi hails World Cup rookies for Italy win
The Azzurri were forced to reshuffle after Mattia De Sciglio and captain Gigi Buffon picked up injuries in training.
"It's always annoying when you lose a player, above all a symbol like him and in such a daft way. It's a shame, as Buffon also had an injury at the start of the last World Cup.
"Having said that, Salvatore Sirigu did really well and he stepped up when needed after years of coming in as part of the group.
"If we win the next game, then we will have made a huge step forward."
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