Friday December 10 2010
Quagliarella never been better

Juventus ace Fabio Quagliarella insists he is in the form of his life. "This is the real me," he underlined.

The striker was signed by the Turin giants late in the transfer window after the Old Lady finally cashed in on Diego whom they sold to Wolfsburg.

Despite arriving from Napoli with some scepticism, the World Cup player has hit eight goals in 14 League games.

"You are certainly seeing the real Quagliarella," the forward told La Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday.

"Today I am being used in my correct position, I am finally being fielded as a second striker.

"That hadn't happened since my days at Sampdoria, where I would play behind Fabio Bazzani or Emiliano Bonazzoli.

"I haven't been able to give my best in the national side too, even if I am somebody who adapts to situations.

"The team comes first and I will happily make sacrifices, especially when you are winning."

Quagliarella is recognised in Italy as something of a scorer of great goals, rather than a great scorer, after some sensational strikes over the years.

"Do I feel under-rated? Yes, by the critics, but that is not a problem," he added. "Wherever I went there was always said to be a better player than me.

"That may have been right, but in certain moments I probably deserved greater consideration as a player."