Monday October 10 2011
Giovinco: 'Juve return not down to me'

Sebastian Giovinco has declared he is determined to make the most of his opportunity with Italy, whilst intimating he is unlikely to return to Juventus.

Cesare Prandelli confirmed on Monday that the playmaker will play against Northern Ireland in Italy's final Euro 2012 Group C qualifying match and Giovinco took the time to reflect once again on his spell at Juventus.

"There is one thing that hurt me in my career - not being able to show how well I could do at Juve. In Turin I did not received many beautiful words."

Prandelli confirmed the player will start in attack alongside Antonio Cassano on Tuesday night in a second striker role.

"I've played all the roles and adapted but now this is mine - and my reward is goals. I do not think about vindication but to have fun, with the goals - I have five from five, my goal is to reach double figures."

Giovinco was then asked about a possible return to Juve. Prandelli suggested in an earlier Press conference that it would be to his benefit to mature as a player.

"I do not know, it does not depend on me. In the summer there was talk of Juve redeeming me. I never believed that, I knew I would be staying in Parma. Closed argument? Nothing stays closed, but we need more clarity.

"I'm always sorry to hear that I was too young to play at high levels. But given I am here it means that it did not have an influence. It is a long-awaited moment that I will not let slip."

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