Monday September 9 2013
Cerci: I can play anywhere

Torino star Alessio Cerci has defended his use by boss Giampiero Ventura following a change in tactics.

The wide player has been fielded as a second striker in Ventura’s plans after a switch to a 3-5-2 formation.

“It makes no difference for me whether I’m used as a winger or a striker,” the former Roma and Fiorentina man noted.

“The role in which I express myself better and which I prefer is on the flank, everyone knows that, but I can play as a forward too.

“I’m actually a forward who can roam. I think I have the qualities to play in any role even if, as always, the pitch will provide the answers.”

Cerci is currently on international duty, but he’ll face Milan on Saturday when Serie A resumes in Week 3.

“We know it will be very difficult,” the 26-year-old added. “They have a lot of quality, as well as Kaka now.

“We shouldn’t be overly concerned though during the week as we want to get to the game in the best shape possible.”

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