Parma star Giovinco ready for Italy start tonight

Parma midfielder Sebastian Giovinco is set to start for Italy against Northern Ireland tonight.

Parma midfielder Sebastian Giovinco is set to start for Italy against Northern Ireland tonight.

Cesare Prandelli confirmed on Monday that the playmaker will play against Northern Ireland in Italy's final Euro 2012 Group C qualifying match and Giovinco took the time to reflect once again on his spell at Juventus.

“There is one thing that hurt me in my career - not being able to show how well I could do at Juve. In Turin I did not received many beautiful words.”

Prandelli confirmed the player will start in attack alongside Antonio Cassano on Tuesday night in a second striker role.

“I've played all the roles and adapted but now this is mine - and my reward is goals. I do not think about vindication but to have fun, with the goals - I have five from five, my goal is to reach double figures.”

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