Tuesday March 19 2013
Totti cools Italy recall talk

Roma’s Francesco Totti has so far refused to be drawn on the issue of whether he could play for Italy at World Cup 2014.

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli yesterday admitted that Totti’s form is good enough for an international recall, but the 36-year-old is refusing to look too far into the future.

“Compliments are always nice to receive and at this time I'm really getting a lot from Coaches, colleagues and many people who live and work in football,” he wrote on his official website.

“I want to thank everyone and Coach Prandelli too because his words are certainly an incentive to do well.

“Of course, as it should be, I now live 90 minutes at a time, game after game, I focus on the present and right now I’m thinking about the challenge of Palermo.

“I can’t wait to again take to the field with my teammates to continue this positive streak of results. I feel full of enthusiasm.”

Totti brought a stop to his international career after Italy won the World Cup in 2006. He has nine goals in 58 caps.

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