Prandelli has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal, with Adrian Mutu also in good form and Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Arturo Lupoli and veteran Christian Vieri all pushing for starting places.
Pazzini, 23, has been the subject of harsh criticism from the Italian media this season but he delivered the perfect riposte on Wednesday by scoring both goals in the 2-0 Coppa Italia win against Serie B side Ascoli, and Prandelli said: "Pazzini impressed me with his positioning. I am happy with his goals. He created and scored a solo effort and this I am really pleased with."
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