Thursday June 14 2012
Chiellini takes the blame

Giorgio Chiellini admits he “got my positioning wrong” when Italy conceded the Croatian equaliser.

Andrea Pirlo’s free kick had put the Azzurri in front, but Mario Mandzukic secured a 1-1 draw in Euro 2012 Group C.

“I was a little too tight and the ball was long, then Mandzukic did well to stop and score, but I certainly should’ve done better,” confessed Chiellini on Rai Sport.

“Unfortunately at this level you get punished for every mistake.

“We knew Croatia were good with crosses into the box and allowed them very little, but the team got too deep and we were under more pressure, then sadly I got my positioning wrong.”

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with