Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale says his double for Italy in Wednesday night's 2-1 defeat of Ukraine was the best night of his life.

"Me scoring with a header? Absurd! That was when I knew that it was a special night," he grinned.

"Massimo Ambrosini deserves credit for the second goal as he did so well to find me - I knew immediately where to put it.

"It was the best day of my life and I want to dedicate my goals to my mum Giovanna, who is in hospital."