Italy coach Lippi: Motta no, Amauri yes

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has ruled out calling up Inter Milan midfielder Thiago Motta, though Juventus striker Amauri is under consideration.

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has ruled out calling up Inter Milan midfielder Thiago Motta, though Juventus striker Amauri is under consideration.

“It’s great that there are players such as Motta so adamant to play for our team,” confessed Lippi.

“But I don’t want a team made with players like him because I don’t feel it is right.

“For Amauri though it is a bit different since we have been talking about it for a year now. We will see whether I will call him or not.”

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