Sunday July 1 2012
Marchisio: 'Italy deserve Final'

Claudio Marchisio assures Italy are “confident” ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 Final with Spain. “We deserve to be here.”

These sides met on June 10 for a 1-1 draw in the group phase and are reunited in Kiev to fight for the trophy.

“We can beat Spain, because our team has improved game after game, we deserve to be here and will give our all,” said the midfielder.

“We both start on an even keel. Spain are a great side, but we are not beneath them. We’re confident.

“It is a fundamental match and it doesn’t matter who steps on to the field, as all that counts is bringing home the victory that would be very important for all of Italian football.

“Cesare Prandelli did very well to give us his ideas both on the field and off.”

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