Wednesday August 14 2013
Diamanti: 'I'm no Italy saviour'

Alessandro Diamanti insisted he is “not a saviour” after another impressive performance as an Italy substitute.

The Bologna talent came off the bench and helped transform the Azzurri in their 2-1 friendly defeat to Argentina.

“I think that when they needed to pull out their character, Italy have always done that. It could’ve been a positive result tonight, so it’s disappointing, but we move on and will learn from it.

“I am not a saviour! Being in this Nazionale is wonderful and every time I am called upon for my country and with these teammates it is a great sensation.”

Diamanti was asked about his future at Bologna amid interest from Juventus.

“I am at Bologna now, the transfer market ends on September 2. I am focusing on training hard and the future is imponderable, so nobody can tell what will happen. I’ll leave that speculation to you journalists, as I know you love that.”

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