Fabio Quagliarella was just glad to be starting a game, so his first goal in a year “was the icing on the cake.”
The striker hadn’t netted since 19 December 2010, almost precisely a year ago, due to his devastating knee injury.
“It took me 364 days to get back here and play a match at my level,” said Quagliarella after the 2-0 win over Novara.
“I am happy, but also have to point out that I worked hard to achieve this performance. I really wanted it.
“I tried with everything I had to put myself at the disposal of the team and do what the Coach asked of me. I think I did my duty and the goal was the icing on the cake.”