Friday May 30 2014
'El inclusion an unexpected joy'

Alessio Cerci has revealed his delight at Torino’s inclusion in next season’s Europa League.

The winger missed the penalty on the last game of the season against Fiorentina that could have taken them into Europe automatically.

But after Parma were barred from the competition due to an unpaid tax bill, the Italy international has admitted that he has finally got over his disappointment.

“Only today will I break my silence because the disappointment I felt was too great to describe in a few lines,” he posted on his official Facebook profile.

“I don’t know if it was written in my destiny to miss that penalty, but scoring certainly would have been the greatest gift to give to the fans.

“This though, is an unexpected joy. It’s beautiful. Thank you – thanks for all the support you have given me, I love you.”