Danilo D’Ambrosio spoke on La Domenica Sportiva about his Italy call up amongst other topics: “I’m excited, to pass through the gates of Coverciano is a unique sensation. To do it with youth teams is one thing, but with the national team it is another. I never lacked hope, even though it took me a while to get to the national team. With the birth of my son and the call from the Azzurri I could not, however, ask for more.”
How important has the work under Pioli been?
I have to thank him as well as the team, because with collective work the performances of individual have improved. Pioli has given identity to the team and we have seen so with the results. In Torino for us it felt like it was a defeat.”
Do you feel like a protagonist of an important moment?
“First of all I am honoured by the words of the Mondonico coach. Now it’s up to me to give everything to exploit it, because I will be on the field calling the shots.”
Four Inter players were called up to the Azzurri, has the club found an Italian soul?
“It has been a long time since that has happened, I think it will be also a source of pride for the club.”
Can Italy qualify for Russia 2018?
“This team are showing the important principles required and there is a competent coach who will do the best for this team.”