Cristiano Piccini admits making so much sacrifices for his dream

first_imgValencia full-back Cristiano Piccini has admitted that his senior Italy debut is a dream come true having put in so much hard work and so many sacrifices.Even though the 26-year-old Piccini was a late addition to the squad after sustaining various injuries, he came on during the closing stages of the 1-1 friendly draw with Ukraine and shinned.“It’s a dream for every player to represent his country. I made that dream come true today after so much hard work and so many sacrifices,” Piccini told Rai Sport via Football Italia.“We played Barcelona on Sunday evening, I woke up the next morning and received a message from Simone Zaza. It seems Italy didn’t have my number, so he asked some of my Valencia teammates for it.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I then got a call from the Italy team manager, they said I’d been called up and had a ticket booked.”Piccini came in through the Fiorentina academy, but played for Real Betis and Sporting CP before moving to Valencia this summer for €8m.“I’ve been playing abroad for many years, so it’s very satisfying for me and for my family to see me play for Italy. It’s wonderful.”last_img

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