Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits Italy must improve their defending.

The Azzurri conceded eight goals in three group games and the Brazil match was only the second time Buffon let in four during a single match. The other was the Euro 2012 Final.

"I do hope we stop conceding so many goals, as it is unlike our nature, even if some of them were controversial. With a little more focus from everyone, the goals we conceded might've been half that.

"The free kick should not be conceded on my post, but I didn't see the ball leave Neymar's foot, nor arrive in the top corner. There were six or seven people in front of me and I just couldn't see the ball."