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Lecce midfielder Andrea Bertolacci delighted with Italy U21 call

Lecce midfielder Andrea Bertolacci is delighted with his call-up to the Italy U21 squad.

Bertolacci has been fundamental to Lecce's recent bid for survival.

He is currently on loan from Roma and hope to return to the capital a better player.

"I have earned my place as a started in Serie A by working with Lecce to survive," he said.

"We are possessed and that helps."

Asked about his future at Roma, Bertolacci said: "We'll sit down at the end of the season and see what happens, but for now I can't believe that I've been called up."

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