Della Valle insists Rossi was fully recovered from his knee surgery.
"You should have asked this question to my brother Andrea," Della Valle said at a publicity event.
"The CT Prandelli has the honour of managing the national team.
"Rossi is a great player. He is very generous and was ready to go. What matters most is the attitude of a player on the pitch, as opposed to the predictions of a hundred professors and a thousand mothers!"
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