Juventus attacker Fede Chiesa admits possession will be key when Italy face Spain.
The two nations meet on Tuesday in the semifinals of Euro 2020.
“It will be a very difficult match against Spain,” Chiesa told Sky Italia. “They keep the ball a lot. As we want to do. It will be a tough match, but like the ones we have faced so far.
“They have a different shape, they play 4-3-3, but we are more dynamic on the pitch with role shifts both in attack and defence. It’s not that we are inspired by Spain, but we have almost the same ideologies.
“Keeping the ball, pressing high and trying to dominate our opponent. Obviously the developments on the pitch are different.
“Spain have been doing it for several years, but we use our ball possession to finalise, to have more scoring opportunities, be more attacking and to dominate.