NEWS
Wednesday March 23 2011
Paloschi captains Under-21s

Genoa striker Alberto Paloschi is relishing the opportunity to captain the Italy Under-21s against Sweden.

The 21-year-old has really struggled with injury this season, scoring just twice in nine appearances in Serie A.

"I am happy," Paloschi said. "Ciro Ferrara called me as soon as he became Coach to know how I was.

"We have to win because the Under-21s have a great tradition.

"The Genoa fans expected more. Now we are safe, then we can entertain and try to make them happy.

"This club put faith in me when I wasn't playing and was injured.

"Pippo Inzaghi is still my idol. We often hear from each other. I am sure that he'll be back playing again in a little while. Milan needed him. He is a champion who can be decisive."

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's World Cup tipster competition - £10,000 to be won!

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES