Fabio Quagliarella is very proud that he is from Tuesday evening the oldest goalscorer of all time call of Italy. The 36-year-old attacker came two times to score in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-kwalificatieduel with Liechtenstein (6-0).
Quagliarella signed in the 35th minute for the 3-0 through a penalty kick, harness and struck in injury time of the first half again from 11 metres. So he is with his 36 years and 54 days oldest goalscorer ever for Italy.
“It is thanks to my two goals a wonderful evening”, said a dolblije Quagliarella after the game in Parma against Italian media. “I want my teammates to thank, because they wanted me would very much help to score.”
“I received a standing ovation from the fans was just so special and I will always carry with me. I already have so much, not for this team, played; then it gives a very nice feeling that I could contribute.”
Quagliarella has been out of the picture for the Italian national team, but, thanks to his strong season – the striker of Sampdoria scored so far, no fewer than 21 times in 27 matches played and is top scorer in Serie A – yet again an invitation from coach Roberto Mancini.
Quagliarella scored twice for Italy. (Photo: Pro Shots)
“I’m 36 years old, but as I do not feel’
Last Sunday against Finland (2-0 victory) played Quagliarella his first international match since the end of 2010, against Liechtenstein, he should even be in the basic start. That he Tuesday two times if construction of 11 metres found the old hand itself is also surprising, because he belongs not to the hard penaltynemers of Italy.
“I would like Jorginho and Leonardo Bonucci to thank for the fact that the penalties were, even though they understand the appointed persons to do that. After the first penalty, I thought that one of them the ball at the dot, but they said that my night was and that I had to enjoy it.”
Although Quagliarella in the autumn of his career, he hopes in the future called again to be for Italy. “I’m 36 years old, but as I do not feel. I feel happy, am physically in good condition and stay with Sampdoria the most out of myself.”
Quagliarella, who in his career for Napoli and Juventus played and still to medo 2020 is fixed at Sampdoria, now has 28 international matches to his name for Italy. He was good for eight goals.
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