Cesena midfielder Marco Parolo considers his call up to the Italy squad to be a dream come true.
The 26-year-old was a surprise inclusion on Cesare Prandelli's list despite having an excellent month in which he scored against Juventus and Sampdoria.
"Until two days ago I hadn't even thought about it," Parolo admitted.
"It's a dream come true for me and I'm still finding it hard to believe.
"I would like to once again thank all the teammates who have allowed me to get to this point, even those from last season.
"I would like to thank the club who have always believed in me without forgetting Massimo Ficcadenti and Pier Paolo Bisoli and all the staff."
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