Italy - Barzagli defends Italy record in attacking tournament

Italy centreback Andrea Barzagli has spoken up for his team's defensive record in a tournament he described as particularly attacking.

When the Azzurri won the World Cup in Germany in 2006 they conceded only two goals in seven games, one from a penalty and the other an own goal.

They conceded the same number of goals in their three group games leading to the Italian press lamenting the loss of their traditional strength.

"That was another tournament, in this Euro there have been many goals in all the games," said Barzagli, who plays for Juventus.

"I haven't seen any team that's unbeatable in defence, all the teams are playing to score.

"We've done well to concede only two goals in three games.

Italy's Andrea Barzagli during their friendly game preparation to the EURO 2012 on June 1, 2012 in Zurich. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN FEVAL