Thursday September 29 2011
Pazzini: 'I hope to play Napoli'

Giampaolo Pazzini assures he'll “do everything possible to be there” for Inter-Napoli on Saturday.

The striker had been ruled out after limping off during the 3-2 win at CSKA Moscow with a sprained ankle.

However, the latest reports suggest the pain has subsided and he could make a lightning recovery for this weekend's Serie A clash.

“The ankle is certainly better than it was at the end of the Moscow game, but it is still a little sore,” the Inter hitman told ANSA news agency.

“I will do everything possible to be there against Napoli. There are another two days to go and I really want to play.”

Napoli will be without their star striker, as Edinson Cavani sprained his ankle against Villarreal in another Champions League game.

“I don't know who'd be more missed, but Walter Mazzarri is preparing the match in every detail, so we must not take heart from the Uruguayan's absence.”

Pazzini was largely ignored by Gian Piero Gasperini, but started both Claudio Ranieri's games in charge, scoring in each.

“Goals always give confidence to a striker and therefore this is a particularly good time for me.

“I sincerely hope this season goes well for me, for Inter and eventually Italy in Euro 2012. The World Cup in South Africa was bad, but I want to arrive in the best condition for the European Championships and believe Italy can make an impact.”

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