Italy surprisingly fell 1-0 to Egypt in the Confederations Cup and striker Giuseppe Rossi was resigned to the loss, even though he felt the Azzurri had their chances.
"This is the way football is," he sighed to Sky, following the narrow loss.
"It was difficult for us. There was some more space in the second-half, perhaps because they started to tire, but we failed to equalise. We had at least three or four occasions to score, they had one shot and one goal.
"We did not underestimate Egypt, we were aware they were a good team and were not already thinking about Brazil [before this match]."
Now the Italians will most likely require a win against the South Americans to advance. Brazil were impressive earlier in the day, dispatching the United States 3-0.
Rossi started against Egypt in a central attacking role, but did not have the same impact he did against the United States in a more withdrawn position.
"I will give my best playing wherever the coach wants," he concluded.
Adam Scime, Goal.com