Del Piero praise for Azzurri
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alessandro Del Piero has been full of praise for the Italian national side.Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has been full of praise for the Italian national side following their World Cup qualification.
The Azzurri have qualified for Germany with a game to spare, with Wednesday's clash with Moldova now nothing more than a practice run for Marcello Lippi and his side.
Del Piero believes Italy deserve credit for the professional manner in which they have secured progression - with the talismanic schemer confident pre-tournament preparations will be spot on.
''We are really satisfied for this really important result, arrived in advance, in what has been a really important moment for the national side,'' said Del Piero.
''We will now play Moldova and the next friendlies with serenity.
''We'll take advantage of these months to prepare better with our details.''