Firoentina coach Prandelli defends selling Pazzini to Sampdoria
"We know his quality, but he needed an environment that was different from Florence," noted Prandelli.
"He was not right for Fiorentina and maybe the fact he was a fan of this club affected him more deeply than he realised.
"As for Samp, perhaps nobody in Serie A is as decisive as [Antonio] Cassano. However, I respect Marcello Lippi and do not want to judge his decision to cut the player from the Italy squad. I'd never dare give pointers to a World Cup winner."