Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was proud of their victory over world and European champions Spain last night.
â€śWe have to take it the right way. We showed grit and sharpness, so played well. However, weâ€™ve got to work more, because we lost our organisation for a while when tiredness set in,â€ť said the Coach.
Antonio Cassano wore the captainâ€™s armband in his hometown stadium.
â€śWe showed character, courage and perhaps too much respect. Cassano gave no reference points, hit at the right time and Iâ€™m happy for him. Itâ€™s one of his best performances for Italy.
â€śMario Balotelli did well and the important thing is even a few minutes can give you a good indication.â€ť