Rossi fired up for Sporting ‘final’

Giuseppe Rossi is fired up for Levante’s “final” against Sporting Gijon on Monday and “ready” for Italy’s Euro 2016 call.

Rossi has scored four goals and assisted two in 10 appearances for Levante since arriving on loan from Fiorentina in January as the bottom-placed Valencians prepare for a do-or-die encounter with Sporting, who sit directly above them in La Liga.

“It’s going to be a final on Monday against Sporting,” the striker said at a Press conference.

“Sometimes, all the remaining games are finals, but this one’s a little more so because we’re two teams looking to not lose.

“We play at home and it’s an opportunity to take three very important points.

“Every day, I see how we train, I see the players, the way the Coach tells us things, the tone of voice which motivates us and they are positive things which have left us in a very good psychological state for our upcoming games.

“We’re very well physically. That's what I see and think, and I’m sure we’ll stay up.

“We’re not relaxed because no-one likes this situation.

“I’m very confident in my abilities, I know what I can give and what I can improve on.

“I have to thank Levante for giving me this opportunity. I feel better with every game.

“It’s never nice to be substituted, but it’s for the good of the team so it doesn’t matter.

“At home, we’re very strong, but that happens with every team, you always feel stronger.

“It’s always tough, not only for Levante, and it’s very difficult to win away. We’re doing the impossible, really.

“We’ve given life [to our survival bid] and we’re giving everything home and away.

“I always dream [of an Italy call-up]. I see it as quite difficult to achieve, but I’ll try to do what I can because in life you never know. If something happens in the summer, I’m ready.”

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