Milan striker Patrick Cutrone said “Dreams never end” with regards to being handed his first Italy call-up.
20 year-old Cutrone has scored 15 goals in 37 appearances for the Rossoneri this season in all competitions and his impressive form has seen him earn his first call-up for the Azzurri.
Cutrone explained how he was feeling at a press conference earlier today.
“Gattuso has given me a little bit of his character, but I always had a competitive nastiness and a desire to score.
“Last year I was in the Primavera and I honestly didn’t think I’d get to this point, I showed what I could do and trained hard.
“The Coaches helped me a lot, from those in the youth team to Montella and Gattuso.
“Dreams never end, especially for us youngsters. I hope to debut soon.
“I still haven’t achieved anything though, my parents help me a lot and keep my feet on the ground.
“This is an opportunity and I’ll try not to waste it.
“I want to train well and improve, this is a starting point and I want to do more and more”.
Cutrone spoke alongside Fiorentina star Federico Chiesa at Coverciano and both were asked about Lionel Messi, as Italy face La Albiceleste in a friendly on Friday.
Cutrone spoke highly of Messi.
“I’ve always watched him on TV and never been lucky enough to face him.
“It will be an honour to face him, he is football”.