Bari defender Leonardo Bonucci was delighted with his Italy debut in last night's 0-0 draw with Cameroon.

Bonucci was handed the full game by Italy coach Marcello Lippi.

"It was positive. I tried to do what the Coach told me, which is to do my best, and I hope this will be a starting point," said the defender.

"I tried to follow my orders and it all becomes easier when playing alongside these champions.

"I always try to be myself, nothing more and nothing less. I work every day and did the same in the Nazionale. I've been getting compliments, so I must've done something right."