The Italy coch admitted his side were second-best against Costa Rica but tried to remain upbeat about their hopes of making the knockout stages
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Italy will join them if they can avoid defeat to Uruguay on Tuesday with Prandelli trying to remain optimistic despite a defeat few saw coming.
He told RAI TV: "There’s no need to panic, we just have to recover and get ready for Tuesday’s match.
"It was a well-deserved defeat but we already knew it was going to be a very tough group."
Italy were lacklustre and the energetic Costa Ricans restricted them to few chances. The best fell to Mario Balotelli but he could only put a weak effort wide of target around the half-hour mark.
"We didn’t have a bad attitude," insisted Prandelli.
"Perhaps if Balotelli had scored the match would have changed but there’s nothing else for us to complain about.
"We will do our best against Uruguay."