Sunday July 1 2012
Lippi sees Italy-Spain paradox

Marcello Lippi has a mathematically impossible take on the Final. “Italy have a 50 per cent chance of winning, yet Spain are still the favourites.”

The World Cup winning Coach gave his verdict on tonight’s Euro 2012 showdown in Kiev.

“Many people have asked me if Spain are still considered the favourites despite the fact we drew 1-1 in the group phase,” said Lippi.

“I must reply with a paradox: Italy have a 50 per cent chance of winning, yet Spain are still the favourites.

“Our squad is growing and the performances show continual improvement throughout the competition.

“It is going to be a difficult match, but we are able to fight and bring home the European Championship trophy.”

Lippi is in China working with club Guangzhou Evergrande at the moment.

“The games are played in the middle of the night due to the time difference from China. We are still happy to make this sacrifice and stay up all night to watch an Italy side that fully deserved to reach the Final.”

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