Udinese striker Fabio Quagliarella was delighted with his goal for Italy in last night's 3-1 victory over Portugal.

He said: "To score with the Nazionale jersey is always a wonderful feeling. The important thing was to do well and I was fortunate to be at the right spot to turn it in.

"It is always Italy stepping on to the field and we have learned from the leaders like Fabio Cannavaro that one must always give 100 per cent and avoid embarrassing the country.

"I can only thank Donadoni for the faith he has always put in me from the first moment. He has done brilliantly for this team and deserves to be confirmed in his position."