Juventus captain Del Piero: I hope I can reach 100 matches for the Azzurri

Del Piero has played 83 times so far the Azzurri, following their win over Lithuania on Wednesday.

He said: “I hope I can reach that target.

“I was really looking forward to this match, I’m pleased with the observations and compliments. As an ‘oldie’ I hope to give the good example: today the young players who played have done well, therefore I’m satisfied.

“It’s a good thing that Quagliarella steals the headlines of the newspapers, he’s very good and it’s fair that in the matches, those who shine are those who are playing and not those who aren’t.”