Photo: Tottenham Hotspur target Simone Zaza celebrates scoring for Italy

Italy fan with scarf

However the goal has been credited as a Bulgarian own-goal.

Italy were held to a 2-2 draw with Bulgaria yesterday, in a rather uncomfortable fixture in the European Championships qualifying match.

But while the side may have struggled, Tottenham Hotspur fans would have been interested to see one player on show.

In recent months Tottenham Hotspur have been heavily linked with the signature of emerging Italian striker Simone Zaza. The Sassuolo striker was linked with the move by The Express back in January, with a reported fee of £11 million mooted.

Juventus are also keen on signing the player and reportedly have a buyback option regarding his services.

Well he opened the scoring last night. Well, at least he celebrated like he had.

It was not the prettiest of goals, but the Italian appeared to poach in at the back-post to nod home the opening goal of the game.

The goal was the strikers second for his nation in just four caps and, despite his older looking appearance, he is just 23-years-old - so Tottenham are right to be investigating his availability.

However he may have trouble claiming it. The official line is a Yordan Minev own goal.

On Tuesday they will get to look at him closer, as Harry Kane and England travel to Turin to take on the Azzuri.

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