Soccer: Prandelli willing to take Azzurri to Lampedusa
Coach wants to contribute to 'creating new mentality'07 October, 14:52
Lampedusa is one of the main destinations for the crowded unsafe boats that every year carry thousands of migrants looking for a better life from North Africa to Europe.
Many die making the hazardous crossing and last week's disaster has led to calls from figures including Pope Francis for action to be taken to avoid repetitions.
"When faced with tragedies like this, we all have to contribute to create a new mentality," Prandelli told reporters at an Azzurri training camp near Florence.
"We haven't received any invitations, but if we do, we won't shy away. "I'm willing. It's important to give certain messages".
In the past Prandelli's side has taken high-profile initiatives to raise awareness for important causes, such as training on a field seized from the mafia in southern Italy and visiting Auschwitz during Euro 2012.