Gilardino concedes Italy were not as dangerous as they should've been, but shares the blame with the whole team.
"Clearly we all need to step up a bit, not just the forwards. We are Italy and deserved to win. It's just a shame we didn't get all three points."
The 1-1 draw with Paraguay saw the Azzurri dominate in terms of possession, but were largely toothless up front.
"It was a game we prepared with these tactics for many weeks and I think we played very well - intense, determined, with good possession," continued Gila.
"We should've created more in the final third, but still got the point with Daniele De Rossi's fine goal. It's a precious point.
"Paraguay never really troubled us other than that goal from a dead ball situation, so I think we have everything we need to do well going on in the tournament."