Cesare Prandelli has told Italy supporters to simply wait regarding the possible inclusion of Francesco Totti and Alessandro Del Piero in his Euro 2012 squad.
It has been a number of years since the seasoned forwards made their last appearances for the Azzurri, but the injuries to Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano have seemingly opened the door to the possibility of two sensational comebacks.
However, the coach again was tight-lipped when posed the question by Tuttosport: “Totti and Del Piero wearing the Azzurri colours? I do not say yes and I say no, I say wait.
“Of course, I miss Rossi and Cassano, but I will wait until the last day for them. Balotelli is very strong, but still needs to calm down.”
Prandelli had been touted as a potential candidate for the managerial post at Inter following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking a few days ago.
In response to the reports, he admitted he does miss aspects of coaching at club-level but insisted Italy remains his sole focus going into the summer’s showpiece event.
“Inter? I am concentrating on the national team, but if it goes wrong in Poland and Ukraine, who knows,” revealed Prandelli.
“I repeat, I do miss the day-to-day responsibility, I’ve never hidden it.”
Italy’s open their European Championship campaign against Group C rivals Spain on June 10.