Cristian Volpato addresses declined Australia call-up: “I’m focused on Roma.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma attacker Cristian Volpato found himself at the center of several news and rumors regarding his decision to decline Australia’s invitation to represent their national team in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

The player addressed the decision in an Instagram story where he also clarified his intention of focusing on Roma first.

“I’ve seen lots of speculation about decisions I have supposedly taken at international level,” wrote the 18-year-old.

“The truth is that I am still just at the start of my professional career and I am totally focused on continuing that process at Roma. Making any sort of rushed decision about my international future at this early stage risks being extremely premature.”

“There will be plenty of time for me to take the decision that feels right to me, but right now I know my focus needs on continuing to work hard each and every day in order to continue improving as a player. For now, it’s time to focus on the game against Sassuolo!”

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