Sunday October 12 2014
Pasqual agent blasts Prandelli

Manuel Pasqual could start against Malta tomorrow, but his agent said he “lost four years” with Italy thanks to Cesare Prandelli.

The Azzurri travel to Malta for their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

It has been reported that Coach Antonio Conte will make several changes to his starting XI, including Fiorentina winger Pasqual and Lazio’s Antonio Candreva coming in for Mattia De Sciglio and Matteo Darmian.

“Am I surprised that Pasqual is back in the Nazionale now? No, if anything the surprise was that he lost four years of the Nazionale due to the previous Coach,” agent Gastone Rizzato told

“He is satisfied to be a part of the Azzurri squad.”

The representative was also asked about reports Milan are eager to sign Pasqual, either in January or next summer.

“At the moment I am only discussing the Nazionale, so any other rumours or links will be met with no comment.”

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