“It was clear out there – we were always second to the ball and we were not able to stay as compact as we would have wanted.
“We wanted to beat Argentina because it is important to do so in games like this.”
Chiellini, who celebrated his 29th birthday this week, was partnered in central defence by Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi.
“Daniele has the quality to play in that role,” added the former Livorno and Fiorentina left-back. “He’s just missing the consistency of being used there.”
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