Monday March 3 2014
Prandelli backs code of ethics

Cesare Prandelli has defended leaving Daniele De Rossi out of the Italy squad to face Spain on Wednesday.

The Azzurri boss left the Roma midfielder out of the trip to Madrid for the friendly with La Roja after the Giallorossi man was seen throwing a punch at Mauro Icardi during their draw with Inter.

And the Coach has revealed that anyone breaking the ‘code of ethics’ will be left out of future squads as well.

“The code of ethics is our regulation,” he told a Press conference. “From the first day of the season, if I have seen something that I deem inappropriate, I will not call up that player.

“With De Rossi, I saw it on television and decided. The lad has accepted the decision.

“I don’t want any crazy things happening in Brazil, so this is a warning.”

Prandelli then commented on Giorgio Chiellini’s inclusion, despite the defender only just recovering from injury.

“During all these years we’ve always had a good relationship with Juventus. That hasn’t changed.

“Even if a player is on the bench, I have the right to call him up.

“Yesterday, the Juve doctor sent us a message saying that all the players were okay, and that Giorgio had trained normally.”

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