Italy fans react on Twitter to Graziano Pelle’s poor performance

Italy's Graziano Pelle reacts

Italy beat Sweden 1-0 with a late goal from Eder, but Pelle struggled.

Italy's Graziano Pelle reactsItaly's Graziano Pelle reacts

Italy fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Southampton striker Graziano Pelle’s performance in the win over Sweden.

The Italians ran out as 1-0 winners on Friday afternoon, as a late goal Eder sealed their second win of the tournament and a place in the knockout stages.

Italy's Graziano Pelle in action with Sweden's Erik JohanssonItaly's Graziano Pelle in action with Sweden's Erik Johansson

The Italian frontline had struggled to make the breakthrough in the game until that point, with the attacking threat they had shown in the impressive 2-0 win over Belgium sorely missing.

One man who failed to impress was Southampton striker Graziano Pelle as he endured a difficult afternoon against a resolute Swedish defence.

Sweden's Kim Kallstrom in action with Italy's Graziano PelleSweden's Kim Kallstrom in action with Italy's Graziano Pelle

The Italian fans were less than impressed by his display, taking to Twitter to criticise the Saints star.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italy's Graziano Pelle as he is substituted for Simone ZazaItaly's Graziano Pelle as he is substituted for Simone Zaza

Pelle will now be hoping he can pick up his form as Italy look to finish the group stages with a third successive win.

They have shocked many by picking up six points at this stage, with the current squad having been labelled by some as the worst for a number of years.

They are proving those doubters wrong and Pelle will be keen to prove his wrong before the end of this summer.

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