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Di Canio tips Giaccherini to shine

24 July 2013 10:52

Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio has tipped new signing Emanuele Giaccherini to be a success in the Premier League.

The attacking midfielder completed his move from Serie A champions Juventus on July 16, underlining Sunderland's ambition to improve on their 17th-place finish last term.

And Di Canio is confident that the 28-year-old Italy international has all the traits necessary to be a success in English football.

"I'm sure Giaccherini will impress everybody," the Italian said.

"There is no doubt about his technical quality. But a player has to change his mentality completely to play here. English football is one of the more difficult leagues in the world - there are many more tackles, fixture congestion and playing in the winter.

"But I was sure about his attitude and desire to come to England. When you sign a foreign player I want to know if he loves English football and if he has a desire to understand English football and integrate himself in English life.

"Giaccherini is a fantastic lad and will be one of the best players in this league. He's a very humble guy but he is one of the best players in one of the best national teams in the world.

"He is still a bit behind (in pre-season preparation) and he's a bit heavy in his legs right now but in the future he will be a crucial player."

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