Empoli attacker Nicolo Cambiaghi was interviewed by Serie A to speak about his debut for the club and in the league, and his Azzurri dream.
Empoli & Serie A Debut
Cambiaghi has played an important role in Empoli’s survival during his first campaign in Serie A.
“I think a Serie A debut isn’t something you should rush. Every player has their own path. Some get there sooner, while others arrive later. I think it’s important to work your way up and gain experience to improve and then be ready to play in Serie A. I scored that goal after a period in which I hadn’t played that much. The coach brought me on at half time against Cremonese. A few seconds later, I scored and it was an even better feeling because you never forget your first goal.”
He’s earned 7 caps with the Under-21s, and now he wants his senior call-up for Italy. And the 22-year-old is in good company at Empoli – a few of his teammates are dreaming the same dream…
“I must say there are so many players born since 2000 with impressive attributes and incredible potential. Baldanzi is a brilliant player, who’s technically sound and quick. I think he’s got the lot. Fazzini is also a quality player who produces so much, runs hard and can finish. They’re players who like dribbling, having space to attack either by playing in behind or with the ball at their feet. Of course, they like finishing moves off and getting shots away. I’m two-footed and I also like playing in tight spaces with my teammates. I think Italy need great young players. And youngsters need to gain experience and play in Serie A. That’s a dream I’d like to fulfil sooner or later because I think it would feel incredible to represent my country in the senior national team. I’m working hard for that and we’ll see what happens.”