Italy will beat Ireland in their final Euro 2012 Group C match said two-time Champions League winning coach Carlo Ancelotti on Saturday but if they are to really be a contender they need to find a striker.
"During the first-half Italy played well and were very solid," he said.
"But in the second-half they completely changed their philosophy of playing.
"They were more defensive in trying to maintain their lead. That was not a good idea in my opinion.
"For after that the problem for Italy was to score and they do not have a goalscorer at the moment.
"(Mario) Balotelli and (Antonio) Cassano are not scoring enough."
Paris Saint-Germain's head coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts at the end of the French L1 football match Paris vs Rennes, on May 13, 2012 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Paris won 3-0. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE