Italy coach Donadoni delighted with friendly victory

Italy coach Roberto Donadoni had no complaints after his team's superb 3-1 friendly victory over Portugal last night.

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He had told the squad this week that they risked "humiliation" against Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco and Ricardo Quaresma. However, Luca Toni, Fabio Cannavaro and Fabio Quagliarella secured a confident 3-1 result for the Azzurri.

Donadoni said afterwards: "One really cannot complain at the end of this match, even if I am a very demanding Coach. If these are the responses, then I am happy.

"Considering some of the friendly games we have played in the past, it was good to warn them against stepping off the gas, but this group proved it is a real team and gave a fine performance."

On his job future, Donadoni added: "The contract is the last thing on my mind and there is nothing to worry about."

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