Related

Article

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."

Sponsored links

Tuesday 30 August

Monday 29 August

23:21
23:14
23:04
21:56
21:21
21:09
20:45
20:05
20:00
19:16
19:09
18:34
18:06
17:57
17:49
16:48
16:48
16:48
16:34
16:28
16:19
16:02
15:55
15:52
15:18
14:24
14:21
13:07
12:56
12:40
12:12
11:38
11:27
11:00
10:11
09:45
09:20
08:36
07:15
07:07
06:56
06:24
04:41
04:31
04:27
03:28
03:15
03:13
02:49
02:45
02:13
02:05
01:36
01:31
00:14

Sunday 28 August

23:57
23:55
23:53
23:05
22:50
22:21
22:09
21:03
20:42
20:06
19:57
18:57
18:22
17:32
17:19
17:15
17:06
16:57
16:42
16:23
16:04
15:26
14:51
13:40
13:36
13:31
13:26
11:15
10:45
10:18
08:21
08:07
07:04
06:30
06:21
05:03
04:49
02:12
01:59
01:33
00:55
00:18
00:13
00:06

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
14 3 -2 3
15 3 -2 2
16 3 -2 1
17 3 -2 1
18 3 -3 1

Facebook