Juventus stopper Giorgio Chiellini is adamant that he will be fit in time for the 2012 European Championship.
The defender was ruled out for 20 days after picking up a thigh muscle injury in the win over Atalanta on May 13.
That setback understandably raised some doubts about whether he would make Italy’s final 23-man squad, but he’s cooled the fears of anxious fans.
“Is there a risk of me missing out on selection? Let’s not joke around here,” he told the Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday. “I’ll be ready at the right time.
“If I don’t take part in the two friendly games before the competition then that will only be for prudence.
“I want to be ready to take on Spain on June 10 and I will be…”
Italy, who leave for Poland on June 5, have two friendlies lined up against Luxembourg on May 29 and June 1 against Russia.
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