Krakow, Poland: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli wants to "take risks" against Germany in their Euro 2012 semi-final, he said on Monday, a day after the Azzurri made it through to the last four.
"We have to take risks and not defend in our penalty area," he said at the team's base camp. "I'd prefer it if they (Germany) scored on the counter-attack than have us defend constantly for 20 minutes."
Italy qualified for Thursday's semi-final in Warsaw after beating England 4-2 on penalties in Kiev on Sunday. Prandelli said he wanted to continue with the tactics deployed in that game, which saw them push forward rather than defend.