Sampdoria veteran Fabio Quagliarella says ‘hard work always pays off’ after he was called up to Italy’s two-day training camp.
Quagliarella’s inclusion comes after a four-year absence from the Azzurri set-up and a haul of already 16 Serie A goals for Samp this season.
“My secret? Working with sincerity,” ItaSportPress quotes the 36-year-old striker as saying from Coverciano.
“Hard work, in the long run, always pays off. Being here is great and I want to thank the CT for calling me.
“Being called up now at this age is a cause for satisfaction and it proves Mancini is keeping an eye on everyone.
“Batistuta’s record? It was great to match it, although surpassing it did cross my mind in Naples.”