“Considering the way the game was going, this is a very important result for us against the reigning champions,” he said of the Champions League result at Chelsea.
“I was about to shoot with my left foot, then I realised the defender wasn’t there, so I took it into a one-on-one with Cech.”
Quagliarella had come off the bench a few minutes earlier, replacing Sebastian Giovinco.
“It was a tough game. I was called upon and hoped to have a few chances to score. I took one and went close with another by hitting the bar. I gave my all.
“It’s certainly not easy to sit on the bench and watch the matches from the sidelines, but in a big team there is always going to be competition. I always sit there hoping to a) start or b) to come off the bench. Maybe earlier than the last 10 minutes!”