Cesare Prandelli has stunned everyone by stating that he would not take any of the players from the England national team into the Italian national team. England are considered as one of the top teams in world football, but they have been unable to win a major trophy since 1966. They will go into the upcoming World Cup 2014 with aspirations of reaching the quarter-finals only. This is because they come up against former world champions Italy and Uruguay in the group stage.
Italy come into the tournament as one of the favourites to win the title after having reached the Euro 2012 final only two years ago. Prandelli has managed to assemble a great looking Italian team that has the right mixture of youth and experience. He has been receiving a lot of plaudits for his work in the last few years. He reckons that the Italian team is now so strong that he will not consider taking any player from the England team. He also says that he has complete faith in the players from Italy.
Despite such statements, Prandelli acknowledged that England manager Roy Hodgson has definitely found some interesting players for the national team. Hodgson is expected to announce a youthful looking squad for the World Cup.
“Hodgson has found some very interesting players. In particular when you consider them from a physical perspective. They are very technical and resistant. They are a very, very strong team. They have some interesting young players. Until around a year ago no one thought they would be able to make an impression in the Premier League. But I wouldn’t take anyone to have instead of my own players. We are a good team too,” said Prandelli.
Prandelli has refused to talk about his future with his contract coming to an end.