Italian outlet Calcio Mercato features today a long interview with Fabio Borini, who’s now continuing his career in Turkish football.

The striker signed last month a deal with Fatih Karagümrük, following the few months he spent without a club to play for.

Now despite the long list of sides Borini represented, the 29-year-old continues to show some special affection for his time with Sunderland.

Calcio Mercato made a specific question regarding the most memorable couple of moments he’s had in his career, and one of them was the heroic ending of a campaign with the Black Cats in the Premier League.

“The goal against Holland, I always remember. It was the U-21 Euro and my goal allowed us to reach the final. Football and emotionally it was a very strong moment, which you don’t remember well at the moment. But if you go digging a little bit makes you feel the ants in the legs, not so much the chills, but the emotion”, Borini told Calcio Mercato.

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“The other is staying up with Sunderland, a truly incredible moment. We were in an almost impossible ranking position, the whole path was strong. I remember that those were the holidays that I enjoyed the most because I was energised for the whole season.”

Borini started his professional career at Chelsea, having later played for Swansea City, Parma, Roma and Liverpool. He joined Sunderland on a loan deal for the 2013-14 season, with the Black Cats coming back a year later to make the move permanent for €10.7m in 2015.

They are to this day the club he has more appearances for, as he’s made 93 games with 17 goals scored. He left the Stadium of Light on a loan move to Milan in 2017, which was made permanent the following year.