Zaccardo delight at call-up
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Christian Zaccardo has expressed his delight at receiving a call-up to the Italy squad.Palermo defender Christian Zaccardo has expressed his delight at receiving a first call-up to the Italy national side.
The young stopper has been in imperious form during Palermo's impressive start to the new campaign and has clearly attracted the attention of Italy coach Marcello Lippi.
Zaccardo only arrived at Palermo in the summer from Bologna and is quick to praise his current club.
''I am really happy to have been called up to the national side because I've played from Under-16 to Under-21 but I didn't expect to be called up so soon,'' Zaccardo told the club's official website.
''The call is due to coach Francesco Guidolin and the team, whose results have attracted Lippi's attention.
''Clearly I hope to get my Azzurri debut but before everything, I think to make good things with Palermo.''