Wednesday February 5 2014
Prandelli dismisses future talk

Cesare Prandelli has claimed that he is only focusing on the upcoming World Cup, not his future post-summer.

The Italian national team Coach is expected to quit after the tournament in Brazil, but the tactician has indicated that his only thought for the moment is guiding the Azzurri to success.

“After the friendly with Spain on March 5 I will meet with President Abete and we will discuss a number of things,” he told La Repubblica.

“I can guarantee you that we won’t go to the World Cup with this topic in our minds.

“All everyone is asking me about is the World Cup, and as a collective that’s how it should be.

“We have three priorities when we’re there – getting our physical conditioning right, preventing injuries and recovering between matches.

“But we also want to be part of what’s going to be a beautiful spectacle.”

The former Fiorentina man then commented on Dani Osvaldo’s move from Southampton to Juventus.

“I hope that Osvaldo treasures this opportunity – Conte can help any player grow.”

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