Giuseppe Rossi admits it would be “an absolute dream to play at the World Cup,” but first he must prove himself at Fiorentina.
The 26-year-old snapped the same cruciate knee ligament in October 2011 and April 2012, so has made only one official appearance for the Viola.
“It was wonderful to return to the stadium I played in for many years. El Madrigal is a very inspirational structure,” he told Cadena Ser after a 2-0 friendly defeat against Villarreal.
“We want to do well in Serie A, but there are also many other teams fighting for the top positions.”
Rossi was also asked about his Italy ambitions, as his last cap was in October 2011.
“I want to do well with the Fiorentina jersey so that I can earn my place with the Azzurri. It would be an absolute dream to play at the World Cup.”
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