Cagliari keeper Marchetti hits back his World Cup critics

Cagliari goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has hit back at the critics of his form for Italy during a disastrous World Cup.

Cagliari goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has hit back at the critics of his form for Italy during a disastrous World Cup.

He was voted one of the worst shot stoppers at the World Cup and faces a battle to keep his place under Cesare Prandelli.

When asked if he looks at the individual ratings, Marchetti said: “It's not the case. There is a little regret, we could have given something more - it was the chance of a lifetime.

“Italy lacked the spark to open up. We were confused against Slovakia because we felt that it was a decisive game and we didn't manage to do what we had to.

“We paid dearly for every mistake and remedying that when the opponents sit back is very tough.”