It hasn't been a great tournament so far for the Italians, but hey, we're in the quarter finals!
Although I was born in the UK, my father is Italian, and I always follow Italy in every tournament (Just as well, seeing how well England do!)
In the recent World Cup, which Italy won, I had a feeling they were going to do well. Solid in defence, workman midfield with a touch of class from Pirlo and we scored goals. The goals were well spread out in the tournament with midfield, defence and attack all chipping in. There isn't the same feeling of quality this time round, our defence looks vulnerable, our midfield is huffing and puffing without producing and up front, Luca Toni has to be the unluckiest striker in the tournament! What does the man have to do to score!?
We've struggled so far, and unless we really find form we will struggle against the Spanish on Sunday. It will be extra difficult as we will be without Pirlo and Gattuso, who are both suspended as they have picked up two yellow cards. Still, there's always a chance, it's a one off game and the Spanish are known for choking in tournaments. I can hope!