Wednesday November 9 2016
Lapadula: ‘Italy a joy’

Milan striker Gianluca Lapadula describes it as “a joy” to have received his first Italy call-up.

The 26-year-old scored his first Serie A goal at the weekend, and was then added to the Azzurri squad when Manolo Gabbiadini pulled-out.

“Being here is a source of great joy,” Lapadula told reporters at Coverciano.

“It’s a very united group and I could tell that immediately. I’ve got to the national team at 26, but lets’s see.”

Lapadula then discussed his Milan career so far, as well as his journey up to this point.

“My first quality is determination. I’ve always done that and I’ll do it in Serie A too. I think that’s crucial in the top flight and I’ll continue with that approach.

“I’ve been at so many teams thanks to Parma who kept loaning me out, now I hope to find serenity at Milan.”

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