Italy coach Prandelli offers hope to Fiorentina striker Rossi

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is on his radar.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi is on his radar.

Signed from Villarreal in January, Rossi hasn’t played since damaging knee ligaments in a game against Real Madrid in October 2011.

“Rossi is an unfortunate champion,” Prandelli told the Guerin Sportivo. “He is a talent who is ready to become world class.

“I’m convinced that he will come back better and more motivated than he was before. He has a strong morality in him.

“He was a first-team starter in my Italian side – and that is not just any team. I’m counting on him for the World Cup.”

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