Cagliari goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is delighted with his call-up to the Italy squad.
â€śThis call is a prize for the entire squad,â€ť smiled Marchetti. â€śI thank Cagliari, who allowed me to reach this stage of my career.â€ť
He has been promoted to second choice for Wednesdayâ€™s test in Basel against Switzerland.
â€śBeing the only other goalkeeper in the list alongside Gianluigi Buffon is a real sign of trust in my abilities.
â€śThe match with Switzerland is just a friendly and the road to the World Cup is still long. I have to focus on doing well for Cagliari, keeping my feet on the ground and then weâ€™ll see what happens in June.
â€śI will only think about the Nazionale in two days, after I have completed training with my club and given them my full attention.â€ť