Torino defender Ogbonna stunned by Italy call-up

Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna admits his Italy call took him by surprise.

Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna admits his Italy call took him by surprise.

Ogbonna has already starred for the Under-21 side, but was added to Cesare Prandelli’s squad when Alberto Aquilani pulled out injured.

“I was surprised by this call and I absolutely did not expect it,” confessed Ogbonna.

“I am very happy and excited, as it’s like living a dream. Giorgio Chiellini was the first to compliment me on getting here, as we play in the same city.

“I have known him and Andrea Ranocchia from our Under-21 days, so they helped me to settle in.”

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