Friday September 7 2012
Italy No 10 suits Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco is worthy of the Italian No 10 shirt which he will be wearing against Bulgaria on Friday night, says Andrea Barzagli.

The Juventus ace has been given the legendary jersey as the Azzurri start their World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign in Sofia.

“Giovinco has personality and he’s rated by everyone,” the defender stated when asked about his club colleague.

“There are certain numbers in football which are given to players with specific characteristics. I certainly wouldn’t have been handed the 10…”

There was the possibility that the 25-year-old would inherit Alessandro Del Piero’s No 10 shirt in Turin this summer.

However, he eventually took the No 12 as the club opted to leave the No 10 unassigned following the departure of their iconic captain.

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