'We are not qualified yet' - Italy's Cesare Prandelli wants focus in Euro 2012 qualifier against Faroe Islands

The Italy boss likely to stick with side who won against Spain in the friendly last month as he looks for further progress on the road to Poland and Ukraine
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is demanding consistency against the Faroe Islands in the sides' Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday night and warned his players not to take the opposition for granted.

The Italians lead Group C and are five points ahead of Slovenia with a game in hand.

And with the finals in sight, Prandelli is determined to continue playing his strongest side as he gives a flavour of what to expect.

"I want to give consistency to our project, but we will see whether to change things during the course of the game," he told the press in Torshavin.

"We are not yet qualified and so we have to maintain our focus. We know we are close, but I have faith in our play.

"The condition of the players is good, but this is not just a physical analysis."

Speaking of the Faroe Isles, Prandelli said:

"I would settle for a 2-1 win for us. We have great respect for the opposition and there is plenty at stake."

Prandelli is expected to keep his starting XI similar to the team that beat Spain 2-1 last month.

Gianluigi Buffon, Christian Maggio, Andrea Ranocchia, Giorgio Chiellini, Domenico  Criscito, Thiago Motta, Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi, Riccardo Montolivo, Cassano and Rossi are likely to start.