Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini hopes to have boosted his chances of playing in next summer's World Cup after his performance against Nigeria in Monday's international friendly.
– Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini
I am delighted with my performance and that of the team. It's a pity that just when we were playing at our best, Nigeria scored twice.
I think in any case we reacted well and we were able to draw.
We really wanted to do well in our last friendly and I think we handed a good performance.
I believe that when the important games begin Italy will be ready.
I just hope to continue to do well and conquer a place for the tournament in Brazil.