I’d love to play in EURO 2020: Pinamonti

The Inter Milan striker is rising fast in Italian football, as he is set to represent the Azzurri in the U20 World Cup and the Europan U21 Championship.

Internazionale Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti is living the sweet life.

The player was called to the U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland, and he is set to represent his country in the European U21 Championship too.

But he wishes he could play more, even in the UEFA EURO 2020.

“It will take a great effort to reach the World Cup Final, but I’m just proud to be here and happy to be part of the European Championships,” his words were echoed by Football Italia.

“It’s true that I turned down my first call-up to the U21 squad, as I had exams.”

He continued: “The call came out of the blue, I was still playing with the U19’s.”

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“Having reached the Inter first team, I missed out on a lot of schoolwork, and I had arranged with my teachers to take my exams at that time.”

“I cried when I scored my first goal in Serie A away to SPAL, my parents were in the stadium,” he said.

SASSUOLO, ITALY – NOVEMBER 15: Andrea Pinamonti of Italy U20 in action during the 8 Nations Cup match between Italy U20 and Germany U20 on November 15, 2018 in Sassuolo, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

“My Father Massimo is a bank manager, and my Mother works on the farm with my uncles. I was lucky to be able to live the dream that so many kids have when they start kicking a football.”

“The goalkeeper tried to put me off by moving his arms, and the crowd was whistling and jeering me, but I found a way to silence them,” he remembered his Panenka-style goal.

“You only score like that now and then and only in the games that matter. I had already scored one like that in the Primavera semi-final against Roma.”

He concluded: “I would love to be part of the senior team at Euro 2020, and I will do everything I can to reach that goal.”

“I was very happy when I was called up by Roberto Mancini for the training camp in April; there is no higher level than the national team.”