Monday October 3 2011
Giovinco has Italy quality

Sebastian Giovinco could become a star for Italy on the international stage, claims Parma boss Franco Colomba.

The pint-sized forward inspired the Gialloblu to victory on Sunday as he scored twice in the 3-1 win over Genoa.

Giovinco was then, as expected, again named in Cesare Prandelli's Italy squad for their last two Euro 2012 qualifiers.

"Sebastian demonstrated that he is able to take the team by the hand," Colomba noted after his side's much-needed victory.

"He is certainly the player with the most quality in our squad, a man who can win us games thanks to his touches.

"There is no doubt that he has what is needed to become a focal point in the Italian national side."

Giovinco, who is Serie A's joint top scorer thanks to his five in five, has won four caps for the Azzurri so far.

However, all of his appearances have been as a substitute and he's only totalled 104 minutes of action until now.