Cutrone gets first-ever Italy national team call-up, Donnarumma, Bonucci and Bonaventura in the squad as well

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Patrick Cutrone celebrating during Milan-Lazio at Stadio San Siro on January 28, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
Patrick Cutrone celebrating during Milan-Lazio at Stadio San Siro on January 28, 2018. (MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Patrick Cutrone has been called-up by interim Italy coach Di Biagio for matches against Argentina and England and he will be joined by three other Milan men.

Despite the summer arrivals of Nikola Kalinić and André Silva, many would agree that the best striker at Milan right now is Patrick Cutrone, who until last season still played for the Diavolo’s Primavera.

The 20-year-old has netted 14 goals in all competitions this term and his good performances have earned him a place in the Italian national team.

The Azzurri, who are rebuilding after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, still don’t have a long-term coach but in the meantime the side is managed Luigi Di Biagio. Di Biagio knows Cutrone very well from their days together at Italy U21 and he has decided to call him up for the upcoming ties.

In addition to Cutrone, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Leonardo Bonucci and Giacomo Bonaventura (his first call since November 2016) have also been called-up. Center back Alessio Romagnoli, who has been excellent lately, was supposed to be there as well but is suffering from muscular fatigue and has been instructed to rest (he is also out of the squad for tomorrow’s Chievo game – 15:00 CET kickoff).

Italy will be facing Lucas Biglia and Argentina on March 23 at the Etihad Stadium in England and then England at Wembley on March 29. Danny Welbeck has been called-up so watch out for dives.

GoalkeepersDefendersMidfieldersForwards
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)Leonardo Bonucci (Milan)Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan)Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)Bryan Cristante (Atalanta)Antonio Candreva (Inter)
Mattia Perin (Genoa)Matteo Darmian (Manchester United)Roberto Gagliardini (Inter)Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina)
Mattia De Sciglio (Juventus) Jorge Luiz Frello Jorginho (Napoli)Patrick Cutrone (Milan)
Gian Marco Ferrari (Sampdoria)Marco Parolo (Lazio)Ciro Immobile (Lazio)
Alessandro Florenzi (Roma)Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
Daniele Rugani (Juventus)Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)Simone Verdi (Bologna)
Leonardo Spinazzola (Atalanta)
Davide Zappacosta (Chelsea)
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Milanellofm
Milanellofm
2 years ago

I love Buffon but how do italy start over again when he’s in. He needs to end on a high and give his place up. Even though hes still good enough to be there we are trying to rebuild. Balotelli should definitely be there.

agustinar
agustinar
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

yes Balotelli should be

Milanista121
Milanista121
2 years ago

Wow! It sure is St Patricks day! Well done – Patrick – Cutro, so well deserved! Would be nice if he could stay with us and rest a little though, anyways nice that he is called up, and that Ale isnt called up, well deserved rest.

Nas
Nas
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

We Irish celebrated St Patrick’s day like crazy yesterday as our national rugby team won the grand slam beating England in Twickenham
COYBIG

Milanista121
Milanista121
2 years ago
Reply to  Nas

Oh you’re Irish? Cool, and congrats!
Btw, have a huge crush on Saoirse Ronan haha

Nas
Nas
2 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

When it comes to the rugby we’re as good as anyone in the world, we’re second in the world rankings only behind New Zealand all blacks but I’m afraid when it comes to football we’re only there for the party!! Saoirse Ronan is from a place called Carlow which is about a 40 minute drive from where I come from
Anyway enough about that how are we going to fair out today

Vince
Vince
2 years ago

Zappacosta bonnuci romagnioli spinazola
Veratti jorginho
Bernedeschi immobile insigne

When fit this would be my starting 11

oluwole
oluwole
2 years ago
Reply to  Vince

Thats 9 and not 11

bidonesia
bidonesia
2 years ago

as Milanista i want to see 433, maybe next time…

Gigio
Conti – Leo – Roma – Cala
Cristante – Vera – Jack
Verdi – Cutrone – Insigne

… and even Borini deserve to be there more than MDS, or fit Antonelli/Abate is far more solid than super healthy him.

Barney
Barney
2 years ago

Buffon
Zappacosta
Bonnuci
Chiellini
Darmian
Verratti
Jorginho
Bonaventura
Insigne
Bernadeshi
Immobile

DD
DD
2 years ago

Romagnoli? Calabria?

Ali
Ali
2 years ago

Those last words though… Haha

Amal sadanandan
Amal sadanandan
2 years ago

So ours players are in defence goal keeping midfield and attack..our players are included in every department of the squad

pezbru
pezbru
2 years ago

nice starting 9 vince

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
2 years ago

Good, baby Milanista bomber !!! Nice news ! You are the soul of Milan ! Also Ringhio is ! Love this boy !

Gman
Gman
2 years ago

Cutrone the beginning

Abdulwasiu
Abdulwasiu
2 years ago

Comment: Boy Make Use Of This Chance Well

Sheva
Sheva
2 years ago

From the moment they took the lead they started playing like a bunch of cunts. I hope Rino will slap the shit out of them at the half time and throw borini out