Fabio Quagliarella admits it was “almost impossible” that he scored against Chelsea with the same trick that had gone so close with Lazio.
On Saturday his toe-poke on a long-range shot was saved under the bar by Federico Marchetti, but tonight it squirmed past Petr Cech during a 3-0 victory.
“It was almost impossible to have the same opportunity, only this time I deflected it low and that probably helped it to go in.
“A striker is always happy when he scores. It was also my third start in a row, which hadn’t happened in almost two years.
“This was one of those game that are written in the history of the club. It’s a night we will never forget.
“We all played on adrenaline and gave it everything we had to put in a great performance.”
Quagliarella was asked how the five hitmen dealt with the constant rotation by Coach Antonio Conte.
“It is never easy for strikers to deal with this rotation, but the Coach has been clear with us and said he will rotate all five forwards. It can happen that a forward plays three games in a row, then goes on the bench. We are aware of the situation and therefore relaxed.”