Davide di Michele is keen to play out his career at Lecce.

The 35-year-old striker scored the opening goal in Lecce's crucial 2-1 win at Sampdoria on Sunday.

That victory lifted Lecce out of the relegation zone with six games of the season remaining.

Asked about his own season, Di Michele said: "Right now I would give myself a seven and a half.

"I haven't played all the games because of injury. I enjoy playing.

"I'll give myself a 10 out of 10 if we survive. Not just me, but the entire team would deserve it too.

"I am happy here. I want to keep playing. I would stay here for life.

"We'll see but on a serious note, I'd like it. Lecce feels like home."

tribalfootball.com can reveal Di Michele was keen on moving to Australia last year - but was surprisingly ignored by A-League clubs when his representatives came knocking.