Thursday November 21 2013
De Sanctis rules out Italy return

Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis has insisted that he will not come out of international retirement to play in the World Cup.

The shot-stopper left the Azzurri set-up in March, and the veteran has today claimed that he will not go back on his word.

“I left the Azzurri in March,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I am a consistent person and I do not like it when my statement are manipulated in a particular way.

“Of course, the rumours about a possible return fill me with pride – but I did not play before because of Buffon.

“It was not easy to leave the national team, but I did it because I wanted to devote more time to my club side – Napoli before, Roma now.

“I hope the goalkeepers that are chosen to replace me do well.”