Giuseppe Rossi felt “huge emotion” at his first Italy appearance in two years and would “suffer” a social media ban.
“It was a huge emotion to wear the Nazionale jersey again, be on the field with the lads and moving the ball around,” he told Rai Sport after a 2-2 draw with Armenia.
The Fiorentina striker was out of action with a series of knee injuries, but is rediscovering his form and many assume he’ll be in Brazil next summer.
“I don’t have a spot at the World Cup. We’re trying to form a great group of players and there are strikers in great shape. I think all of Italy can be happy with that.
“The Coach was right to say we are better when we have the ball, as we have quality and good passers with technique even at the back.
“There were a few distractions at the start and unfortunately in football these things can happen, but we reacted well and were determined to get the result. I’d say the draw was alright.”
Cesare Prandelli confirmed limits on social networking at the World Cup, which would hit one of the Azzurri’s most active Tweeters.
“I’d suffer! No, I’m joking. Well, a little bit...” smiled Rossi.
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