The Azzurri playmaker has stated that the Azzurri have belief in their strengths, and believes that they can go far in their quest for the European crown.
Andrea Pirlo has stressed that Italy are aware of their potential, and their motivation could see them go far ahead in the Euros.
The Azzurri impressed everyone with their display against the European and World Champions, Spain, in their first clash of the tournament that ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
Pirlo admitted that the draw against the mighty Roja was a confidence booster for the team, and stated that with the belief in themselves soaring, the Nazionale have a good chance of capturing the European crown.
The Juventus-man was then asked if much has changed in him since his first appearance for his national team.
The veteran midfielder was adamant that he has always tried to bring his own brand of playmaking to the field, and remarked that there have been good times wrapped around the bad ones along the way.
The former AC Milan midfielder then reiterated a brief account of the Azzurri’s last two Euro campaigns, where bad fortune had the better of them despite having talented squads.
However, the Italian playmaker stressed that a special desire is driving the Nazionale this time, and insisted that the team has the potential to go far in this competition.
While talking to the press, the 33-year-old said:
“We’ve got positive feelings about this, especially after the first game. There is a lot of belief, we are aware of our strength as a team and we can go far. I always tried to play my way, sometimes that was good and others not so good. In Euro 2004 we were
a young side with great forwards, but things didn’t go well. In Euro 2008 we had a lot of quality, but were unlucky in the quarter-final against Spain. Now I see a very motivated team that in my view can progress in this competition.”
Italy are set to face Croatia in their second group match of the Euros, and will be looking to grab three points from the game in their quest to secure their qualification to the quarter-finals.