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Italy coach Prandelli says still some way to go to match Spain

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says they're yet to reach their peak.

Recent performances and results have been good, the latest coming in last night's dominant 3-0 victory over Estonia.

"It's too soon to be talking about the Spain friendly in August," the Coach said at Coverciano on Saturday afternoon.

"It's not possible to compare us as they have been working together for some time. Hopefully we can get to their levels in a shortly.

"We are looking for our players to grow and a lot of them won't be playing in Europe next season which is a handicap."

According to Opta statistics, Prandelli's team completed 829 passes against Estonia, the most by a team in a Euro 2012 qualifier so far.

"The performance chart yesterday showed good balance," continued the former Fiorentina boss.

"When you can interpret the game well, every challenge becomes easy, but no match is won before it is played. Our ability yesterday was that we gave our opponents hardly anything.

"There was pessimism around us at the start of my spell, but we still can't think that we can beat anyone. We are working hard and the results are helping us."

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