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KAISERSLAUTERN - Alessandro Nesta and Alberto Gilardino had this to say after Italy’s 1-1 draw with the USA in their second World Cup group game.

Alessandro Nesta: ’I was urging my team-mates on in the first period because the USA were on top. I remember one incident when we couldn’t clear the ball and I fouled one of their players on the edge of the penalty area. We didn’t play as well as we can, indeed we played badly. We haven’t talked about it with the manager yet.’

Andrea Pirlo: ’It was a hard game tonight; we ran our socks off. I’m not interested in the results of other teams, we play to win. Landon Donovan was everywhere for the Americans tonight. (Daniele) De Rossi says he caught the player accidentally (for his red card). They were very aggressive and the two red cards confirm that. We created a few chances but we didn’t manage to score.’