Prandelli: Italy must be respected

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says they deserve respect after victory over Germany in the Euro2012 semifinals.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says they deserve respect after victory over Germany in the Euro2012 semifinals.

Prandelli demanded respect for Italy’s 2-1 victory and explained how they broke down Germany to reach the Euro 2012 Final.

“The last 15 minutes saw us waste two chances to make it 3-0 and some players had nothing left, so we were forced to defend, but overall it was an extraordinary performance,” he said of the semi-final in Warsaw.

“We did what we wanted to and thought could cause problems for Germany, playing through the middle with Riccardo Montolivo and above all the one-against-one with Antonio Cassano.”

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