Monday June 9 2014
'Italy have a little bit of everything'

Marco Amelia is confident that Italy can do well at the World Cup, insisting that the Azzurri have a ‘complete squad’.

The national team are currently in Rio preparing for their first game of the tournament this Saturday against England.

But the former Milan goalkeeper believes that Cesare Prandelli has a group of players he can count on.

“The World Cup is a special event for every player,” he told TeleRadioStereo. “It is the pinnacle of everyone’s career.

“I am convinced that the group have a chance to do well. They have a team that has a little bit of everything – kind of like Lippi’s in 2006.

“Balotelli is ready to do well. If we give him responsibility, he won’t shirk. Then there are the players who can create for Mario – the likes of De Rossi, Pirlo and Buffon.”

The veteran shot-stopper then commented on his own future, having been released by the Rossoneri at the end of the last season.

“At the moment I am out of contract and looking at what the best option is. I’ve already had several calls though.

“I’m 32, so I want to make the right decision.”

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