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Torino defender Ogbonna stunned by Italy call-up

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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