Newcastle left full-back Davide Santon has been playing very well for the club this season, and he has obviously improved a lot since last season, his first in England, and it seems he is now getting used to the fast pace of English football, and the lad’s looking a very good player in the black and white striped shirt.
Davide Santon – playing well now for Newcastle
Of course Davide was well thought of when he arrived on the banks of the River Tyne a year last summer, for £5M from Inter-Milan, having already been capped 7 times by Italy, and compared with the Milan great – Paolo Maldini – by his former manager at Inter-Milan – Jose Mourinho.
Maldini was one of the great defenders of all time playing 902 times for AC Milan and 126 times for Italy.
Davide is playing well at the moment, and he will be hoping that his performances at Newcastle will get him a recall to the full Italian side.
Davide had this to say today in Extra Time today:
“I never lost hope of being selected for Italy, not even in the most difficult moments” “It seemed like utopia a year ago, but now it is not impossible. I’ll just say one thing to the Coach – don’t forget about me! I’m here too.”
The 21 year-old stands 6’2″ tall and has played 17 times for the Italy U21 side, but he has not been selected for any Italian squad since he arrived at Newcastle, and was last in the squad for a friendly game in the Ukraine in March of last year, just months before he joined the Magpies.
Davide will be hoping he can keep impressing in the Newcastle shirt, and may be part of the Italian squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifying games, with the finals being held in Brazil.
For the record, Davide has now made 34 appearances for Newcastle United.
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