Thiago Motta had an unusual new position as trequartista in Italy’s surprise defeat to the USA and the experiment did not go according to plan.
“Clearly my role is a little deeper, but I feel comfortable there too and it was a privilege to play. I am not satisfied, obviously, as the result was disappointing and we cannot be content with it,” said the former Inter midfielder, now at Paris Saint-Germain.
“I felt good there, as with Andrea Pirlo deeper he knows how to put the ball between the lines and we did well in a few chances, but couldn’t turn them into goals.
“We faced a side that closed up very well, we had a few difficulties, but we have to improve and know that we are a great squad who can do better.
“There is real confidence within the squad of what we can do and I am convinced we’ll have a great Euros. It’s only normal after a defeat to ask questions, but we can go far and reach Euro 2012 when we’re at 100 per cent.”