Pirlo: England are very predictable

The Juventus midfielder is brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday's encounter as he feels the Three Lions will struggle to come up with any new tricks to surprise the Azzurri
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Andrea Pirlo has voiced his opinion that England are very predictable and lack the quality to upset Italy in Sunday's Euro 2012 quarter-final.

The Juventus midfielder feels the Three Lions have been unimpressive so far at the European Championship, and is confident the Azzurri will exploit their weaknesses.

"People talk about England playing the Italian way, but that's rubbish. Only Italy can play the Italian way. And we do not care for anyone who tries to impersonate us," Pirlo stated to Sky Sports.

"Maybe they will adopt a different approach against us, but I doubt it because in some ways they are very predictable.

I have seen some of England's games in this tournament. They have been more practical than impressive, and we are confident of beating them.

"They have weaknesses that we can exploit, particularly in midfield. They are missing some key players and I think we will have the measure of them in that area.

"They also look very nervous at times in defence and, France aside, they have not had to play against too many big nations."

Sunday's encounter kicks off at 20:45CET.

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