The Sassuolo forward turned dreams into reality by scoring on his international against Moldova at the ripe age of 33 last October and wants more Azzurri game time going forward.
Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the striker responded to a question about the World Cup and his involvement with, “absolutely yes. I won’t stop dreaming”.
“I’m hungrier and more determined than ever to regain my place,” Caputo added. “Mancini has said numerous times that I offer different things compared to [Ciro] Immobile and [Andrea] Belotti.
“However, it’s on the pitch that the talking is done and I’m better than ever. In the last two months I haven’t played much and that’s taken its toll a bit.”
The ageing striker then went on to talk about his fellow Neroverdi teammate, Giacomo Raspadori.
“Raspadori? Yeah, he can definitely improve and grow a lot,” Caputo said. “He’s 20 years old and has already won the European Championship – that’s no mean feat. In the last two months of last [Serie A] season, he did amazingly well.”