Santon to captain Italy U21s

Italy under-21 coach Ciro Ferrara has confirmed that Davide Santon will captain the team in their clash with England in Empoli tomorrow night.
Santon, 19, has had somewhat of a fall from grace since exploding onto the scene with Inter a couple of seasons ago, and has been loaned to Cesena for the remainder of this term.
The left-back was expected to be one of Italy’s brightest young prospects but has been included in the under-21 squad because he wasn’t picked by Cesare Prandelli for the senior side.
Ferrara confirmed: “I spoke with Santon this morning and I think he has a chance to relaunch himself and return to being a protagonist.
“Perhaps the senior Italy call-ups, and last year’s run with Inter caught him by surprise, but now it’s down to him to rediscover himself.
“I can also say that he will be our captain.”

Ferrara also revealed his thoughts before tomorrow night’s game, saying: “Our objective is to get the players to have experience and so this is why we organised a friendly with a team that has a higher average age than us.”

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