SMH: Italy Crash out of the World Cup

Posted by Kendall Harmon

World Cup winning...[Italian coach Marcello] Lippi made no excuses.

"I take all responsibility, there are no excuses because when a team comes to a match as important as tonight's with terror in their legs, their heads and their hearts, and don't manage to express themselves, it means that the coach hasn't prepared them in the right way," an ashen-faced Lippi told a news conference without even being prompted by a question.

"I didn't think we could win the World Cup but I thought we would do better."

In a strikingly honest assessment of what went wrong, Lippi pummelled himself verbally for 15 minutes.

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