Sebastian Giovinco admits he felt “pretty calm” on his senior Italy debut in Dortmund.
The Under-21 international came off the bench and with his first touch took a free kick from a dangerous position, proving he was not short on confidence.
“It was an important debut, but I felt pretty calm. Coach Cesare Prandelli told me to take that free kick as soon as I came on, although I might've taken it anyway! I should've done better, but it was my first touch.
“I must always try to improve, I'm working on that and hope to be a part of this squad in future.”
Giovinco is still owned by Juventus, but is finding his form on loan at Parma.
“I thank everyone who believed in me and continue to believe in me. I am doing my best to repay that faith.
“I really needed to play consistently and at Parma I am finally achieving that.”