Sunday April 27 2014
Toni: 'I can be Capocannoniere'

Luca Toni is joint Capocannoniere on 20 goals and believes he can take the crown. “At my age it’d be extraordinary!”

The Hellas Verona striker turns 37 next month, but bagged two in today’s 4-0 victory over Catania to catch Ciro Immobile at the top of the Serie A charts.

“I didn’t believe I could win the Capocannoniere award this season, but now I am on 20 goals with Immobile and it would be something extraordinary at my age,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

However, the 2006 World Cup winner has given up on a place in Italy’s squad going to Brazil.

“I don’t need to send Cesare Prandelli any messages. He named his larger squad without me or Francesco Totti, so everyone has to just accept it and stop going on about this.”

Toni showed he’s certainly still hungry for success, as after a brace he was furious with Coach Andrea Mandorlini for substituting him 15 minutes from time.

“I haven’t scored a hat-trick yet this season and wanted to do that so I could give the match ball to my daughter. I am a striker, I really care about goals, but it’s over now and I’m focused on the next game.

“Verona have nothing to lose in the race for Europe and three tough matches coming up. We’ll be fired up and know we can make history. We’ll see where we are in three weeks.”