Friday October 12 2012
Marchisio: Armenia won’t be easy

Claudio Marchisio has warned his Italy teammates that there are no easy games in international football ahead of tonight’s Armenia tie.

After a 2-2 draw in Bulgaria and a 2-0 win over Malta, the Azzurri resume their World Cup qualifying campaign in a tie that the Juventus man is not underestimating.

“It’s a really important game,” stated the former Empoli man. “Not only do we want to get the win, but we want to put in a good performance too.

“Armenia are a well organised side and we will have to show them the utmost attention on the field of play. There are no easy games at top level.”

Italy struggled to impress last month, but the Euro 2012 player is optimistic that they’ll be sharper in their next two matches.

“We’ve got Armenia this week and Denmark on Tuesday, so we need to be ready for both matches,” he continued.

“We’re in good shape though, better than how we were before the encounters against Bulgaria and Malta.”

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