Friday March 22 2013
Giaccherini at Italy’s total disposal

Emanuele Giaccherini says he’d even play in goal for Italy if that is what boss Cesare Prandelli asked of him.

Giaccherini is a regular in the international squad despite the fact that he is only a squad player at Juventus.

But the 27-year-old, who has started just six League games this term, was named in the line-up for Italy’s 2-2 draw against Brazil in Geneva.

“I always look to be ready when called upon,” the former Cesena man noted. “That is the important thing.

“The Coach gave me some precise tasks out there, specifically to press and disturb their midfielders when they had the ball.

“I’m happy with my performance and that of the team,” added the man who Prandelli said was Italy’s best player in the opening 45 minutes.

“I’m at the Coach’s total disposal and I would even go in goal if it meant winning another cap for my country.”

Giaccherini, who was given his debut in the Euro 2012 opener against Spain, has won seven caps to date.