I was not expecting a walk in the park against Italy, but I was expecting a win. Italy lost its first warm up game and looked very disorganized. Italy appeared like a team ready to concede 3 points. We can only look ahead to New Zealand and Slovakia and work toward gaining 6 more points.
Tata Martino summed the game up best, "We gave a great effort". Martino acknowledged that players were nervous and had many expectations. A point is a point, we'll take it. However, there is some disappointment because La Albirroja appeared to have the game won. In the end, some players were on the field with injuries (Santana could barely walk after the 41st minute of the 2nd half) and others were playing in positions not normally reserved for them (Santa Cruz defending because Santana was hurt).
Aureliano Torres, nice pass. Antolin, nice header. Buffon thanks for watching the ball pass by. +1