Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has praised the Italian national side following their World Cup qualification.

Italy have reached next year’s finals with a game to spare and Del Piero believes the team deserves credit for the manner in which they qualified.

”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.”