Wednesday June 12 2013
Arrogance cost Italy, says Buffon

Italy captain Gigi Buffon has slammed his side’s overconfidence after they threw away a victory against Haiti.

The Azzurri took a 2-0 lead against the minnows in Tuesday’s international friendly, only to concede twice in the last 10 minutes.

“We should have avoided such a result given that we had a double advantage,” the Juventus goalkeeper stated after the 2-2 draw in Rio, Brazil.

“I don’t want to be discriminatory, but we were not playing against Spain or a highly decorated national side.

“This result is the son of an ounce of superficiality and arrogance, because we thought we’d have no problems in ending the game with a victory.”

Buffon was not used by boss Cesare Prandelli last night as Paris Saint-Germain’s Salvatore Sirigu and Lazio’s Federico Marchetti were given a half each.

Italy will begin their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico on Sunday.

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