Tuesday November 23 2010
Ilicic ready to take Pastore's mantle

Josip Ilicic says he would have no problem taking Javier Pastore's mantle should he leave Palermo one day in the future.

The 22-year-old starlet scored a wonderful goal with his heel against Cesena at the weekend and has settled nicely in Sicily.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport, he said: "I would be flattered [to take Pastore's place behind the strikers].

"It would be a responsibility that I'd try and assume with all the commitment possible.

"It would also be a dream to one day play for a big club, Milan included. But since I was little I have always been a Juve fan."