The Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, having already been dropped from the Azzurri squad to face USA, appeared in actual danger of lacking out after his recent red card towards Arsenal
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has revealed that Mario Balotelli will likely be recalled for Euro 2012, insisting that he by no means thought-about traveling with out the enigmatic forward.
The Manchester City striker participation within the event gave the impression to be in actual jeopardy after he was omitted from the squad to face the United States in February due to his “agitated” behavior, and his subsequent dismissal in his club’s essential Premier League conflict with Arsenal only appeared to decrease his hopes further.
However, after apologist for his actions, the previous Inter striker is now set to be welcomed again into the Italian fold in time for the Euros.
“Have I made peace with Balotelli? Sure, although to be honest we by no means argued in the first place,” Prandelli instructed RAI.
“I used to be pleased that he took duty with his statements after the most recent incident at Manchester City. I like those who arise and accept duty for their actions.
“I never actually thought of doing this with out Balotelli, as he is a focal point of the nationwide team.”
However, Prandelli ruled out the potential of calling up either Francesco Totti or Alessandro Del Piero for the competitors – until his hand is compelled by an injury crisis.
“If I ought to discover myself in an emergency scenario with the staff, I would call on the old champions,” he admitted. “Nevertheless, I’ve a mission for Italy and it entails young players.
“We’ll evaluate some new faces ahead of the Euros. I known as up [Fabio] Borini final time [against USA], so the youngsters can certainly dream of a spot within the tournament.”
Prandelli reiterated, although, that there will be a place in his squad for Antonio Cassano if he can prove his health after not too long ago returning to action after 5 months out following an emergency coronary heart procedure.
“We can deliver him again and his enthusiasm is contagious,” the previous Fiorentina boss enthused. “He wants to play for the nationwide crew and I would like players like him.”
Italy have been drawn in the same group as defending champions Spain, Republic of Ireland and Croatia.
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