Sofia – The calling Eder to the Italian national team was debatable. However, the Brazilian-born oriundi directly prove themselves with a goal.
Italy visit to Bulgaria in the European Cup qualifier in 2016, Sunday (29/03/2015) pm dawn. In the match at the Vasil Levski National Stadium, Eder made his debut for the Azzurri with the entry in the second half to replace Simone Zaza.
At that time, Italy were trailing 1-2. Although time ahead, Italy finally missed after Bulgaria scored two goals by Ivelin Popov and Ilian Micanski.
Eder ultimately save Italy from defeat in the 83rd minute. Sampdoria striker who defended the scoring with a shot from outside the box to change the score to 2-2.
“I am very happy to be able to help the team in the arena which is always difficult to Italy,” Eder said as quoted by Football Italia.
“The coach showed confidence in me and I am very happy to score in his debut with the jersey is very important as uniform Italy,” he added.
Dialling Eder to the Italian national team was polemical. Some parties, one of which Roberto Mancini, Antonio Conte criticized the decision to call oriundi – or players who are not native-born Italian