Italy Under 17 talent and Inter striker Willy Gnonto spoke about the performances of the Italy U-17 squad in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Turin based newspaper Tuttosport.
Gnonto was positive about Italy’s chances of winning the tournament.”We can win the World Cup.”
The 15-year-old forward discussed the most important feature of the squad.
“I would say that our extra value is the harmony that exists between all of us.”
The young Inter striker then touched on the most difficult opponent on paper in the tournament.
“I think that Japan could be the trickiest opponent.”
He refused to accept the idea that a second-place finish in the group, which could lead to an easier opponent in the first knockout round, would be better than topping the group.
“Better is first in the group and then whoever we play we play.”
Gnonto described his favourite things about Italy as a country.
“It’s different, there’s everything, even the food.”
He revealed where his parents are originally from.
He also revealed that he doesn’t visit the country often.
“I’ve seen it a few times, the last two years ago.”
Finally, Gnonto told Tuttosport that he doesn’t think of another future for himself besides football.
“Actually, I don’t have a plan B.”