Sunderland winger Giaccherini confident keeping Italy spot

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini is confident of his place in Italy coach Cesare Prandelli's World Cup plans.

Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini is confident of his place in Italy coach Cesare Prandelli's World Cup plans.

Giaccherini penned a four-year deal with the Wearsiders and does not believe the move will hamper his chances of a place at next year's World Cup.

"I came here to play," he said. "At Juventus I was always called up to the national team.

"I had my space in the national team. But for a player, I think there is a lot of pride in playing and showing your value.

"I called the Mister (Italy boss Cesare Prandelli) and I said I was coming here and he wished me the best of luck. And he told me if I continue like this [to play] there wouldn't be any problems."

 
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