Cesare Prandelli has praised his Italy players and expects Tuesday's trip to Ukraine to be a 'real match' not a friendly.
Italy have prepared well ahead of their encounter in Kiev, recording a 1-0 victory against Slovenia in Ljubljana.
They remain top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group with a six-point lead on the chasing pack.
"I have seen a motivated group. There is the desire to play," Prandelli said.
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