Monday June 6 2011
Giovinco: 'I'm fashionable now'

Sebastian Giovinco has thanked Leo Messi for making “little” players fashionable again and is open to Juventus or Napoli.

The Atomic Ant is expected to come on for the second half in tomorrow's friendly between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

“Little players who are fast and have quality are back in fashion. It's a bit late and I wish it'd happened earlier, but we hope it continues,” said the forward.

“Barcelona certainly represent a bonus for players like me. Cesare Prandelli caught the bug and you saw how he set up this team against Estonia.”

The move away from tall centre-forwards could also be seen at club level, where new Juventus Coach Antonio Conte is considering his return from a co-ownership deal with Parma.

“I don't know if those who didn't have faith in me before are now realising their mistake, but I am certainly reaping the rewards of the past season of playing regularly.

“I thank the new Juve Coach, who I know admires me, but next year I want to be a first team pick.”

Giovinco has also been linked with a move to Napoli, who are playing in the Champions League.

“Anything can happen. As I said, I just want consistency and as things stand right now Parma is the club where I'll be playing next season.”

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