Oct 13, 2014 at 7.45pm UK
Malta
0-1
Italy

Briffa (41')
Mifsud (27')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Pelle (23')
Darmian (43')
Bonucci (73')

Graziano Pelle hungry for more Italy caps

Pelle hungry for more Italy caps
© Getty Images
Italy forward Graziano Pelle hopes that his goal in Monday's 1-0 win over Malta is enough to earn him more chances to impress.

Graziano Pelle is hopeful that his match-winning performance in Italy's 1-0 victory over Malta earns him further opportunities at international level.

The Southampton hitman marked his Azzurri debut by netting a 24th-minute winner as Antonio Conte's side maintained their 100% start to Euro 2016 qualifying.

"I am happy, everyone has a different journey and I am glad I got here, especially as to score is the most important thing for a striker," he told reporters.

"I had another chance too and it's a shame that one didn't go in. On the one hand it's positive, but on the other I am very harsh on myself, as I could've done a lot better.

"I am Italian and so proud to be wearing the Azzurri jersey. I hope I get the opportunity to wear it again."

Italy face co-leaders in Group H Croatia on November 16.

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring the first goal during the EURO 2016 Group H Qualifier match against Malta on October 13, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Pelle fires Italy to victory
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173