NEWS
Saturday June 16 2012
Xavi: 'Italy qualify with Spain'

Xavi is confident “Italy will reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals along with Spain, as our mentality doesn’t let us play for a draw.”

The Azzurri will be eliminated if Spain-Croatia ends 2-2, a situation identical to the one that saw them knocked out of Euro 2004 by Denmark and Sweden.

“We are not accustomed to playing for a 2-2. Our mentality doesn’t let us play for a draw, as we always go out for the win,” assured Xavi.

“I am sure Italy will reach the Euro 2012 quarter-finals along with Spain. After our own team, Italy are the ones who impressed me the most in the tournament so far.

“Cesare Prandelli has given a great shape to a team that really reminds me of the one that took the World Cup in 2006.”