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Fiorentina striker Rossi excited by Italy recall

Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is delighted with his recall to the Italy squad.

Rossi had been out of the Nazionale since snapping knee ligaments two years ago and earned a recall for the World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia.

"My journey towards full recovery is still continuing, but I'm happy to be back in the Nazionale. It feels like I've come back home," he said in a Press conference.

"I hope this can be a new starting point for me. It's an honour to represent Italy and there are many Italians in New Jersey who follow the Nazionale," said the American-born 'Pepito.'

"I spoke to Cesare Prandelli about my fitness levels and we all agree on the approach to take. I am happy to be here, especially after such a long time out.

"After two years on the sidelines, playing seven games in a short space of time like I did at Fiorentina was tough. The day of the game I never held back, though. We'll see what happens now.

"This is a decisive season for me. I never thought about retiring. I always tried to think positive and focus on recovery. That is the mentality I keep to this day, because I want to improve day by day.

"I worked long and hard to be ready for the first day of the season. I believe in my qualities and when playing with teammates like mine at Fiorentina, it all becomes easier. This is why I've been able to play so well recently."

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