Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna admits he is delighted to have made his Italy debut.
He made his bow as a substitute in the 2-0 friendly victory over Poland.
â€śI am still so fired up, as I didnâ€™t expect to play, but the Coach had told me that sooner or later I would get an opportunity,â€ť he grinned.
â€śI will always try to do my best and make it difficult for Prandelli to make decisions, knowing he has options available.â€ť
It wasnâ€™t the best start for Ogbonna, who was booked during his 15 minutes on the pitch.
â€śI was a little too aggressive in that tackle, but the pitch wasnâ€™t holding up well and I couldnâ€™t stay on my feet properly.
â€śI am happy for Mario Balotelli getting that goal, so I hope he can score many more in future.â€ť