Saturday April 5 2014
Toni: 'Why not a World Cup call?'

Luca Toni is happy with his decision to join Verona and said “why not?” to a World Cup call.

The 36-year-old hitman scored the only goal in Verona’s 1-0 victory over Chievo today, his 16th of the season.

That set a new club record for goals by a single player in one Serie A campaign.

“Challenging myself all over again at my age at Verona was a great thing and I’m very glad that I did it,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We won the derby and gave our fans a moment of wonderful joy. How will we celebrate? Just for a couple of days I think we’ll feel a bit more relaxed.”

There have been calls for Toni to be included in Italy’s World Cup squad in Brazil, including our very own Squad Selector blog by Sam Lewis.

“Why not?” was his reply. “After all, if strikers who scored fewer goals than me this season are being considered, then it makes sense I should be too.”

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