Giovanni, the Simeone who adores the goal



Despite the fact that Diego Simeone left his mark on football as a tough and defensive midfielder, and that his Atlético de Madrid is a faithful reflection of the player he was, his son Giovanni is twinned with the goal. The Hellas Verona striker, who has sounded like a possible reinforcement for his father’s team, is having his best season at Calcio. Add up now eight goals in eight matchdays of Serie A after yesterday materializing a double against Juventus that, like other greats on the European scene, is unable to trace its flight.

At 26, the Argentine is experiencing a stellar moment, but his path in Italy has not been easy so far. He came as a teenager to the ranks of the Genoa, where he surprised locals and strangers by scoring 12 goals in Serie A. The surname Simeone, as in past decades, was once again sounding strongly in the country, and the Fiorentina, a team with European aspirations, took over their services. However, after an exciting first season in the Tuscan capital, the nine lost ownership, took a step back and signed for the humble Cagliari to relaunch his career.

On the other hand, after two irregular campaigns, the Sardinian experience did not turn out to be entirely satisfactory. Thus, in the last summer transfer window he packed his bags and went to Verona to try again. At Hellas, Simeone has finally found maturity in a team that performs football that perfectly suits his characteristics. His coach, Igor Tudor, proposes a direct game of fight, struggle and counter-attack; right where Giovanni unfolds like a fish in water. In fact, despite being loaned by the Sardinian club, has become an indispensable pillar in the framework of the Croatian coach.

Last week he did a goal poker to Lazio, being the first player in one of the five major European leagues capable of signing four goals in a game this season. And yesterday, 14 minutes were enough to annihilate the Juventus with two goals (the second of them, beautifully made to the Szczesny squad). With this exhibition, Gio has already surpassed his scoring record last year (6) and stands second in the scorers table of the Italian League, just a bit below the nine of Ciro Immobile.

With yesterday’s victory, his team sits in tenth position and moves away from the low zone that it usually runs. AND Simeone, which forms a luxury offensive couple with the talented Caprari, is the reference of a rising project where he is managing to relaunch his career.

He is still far from thirty, and if he maintains that level, his name will sound for various teams of greater depth. In the not too distant past it was rumored with his signing for him Atlético de Madrid, a situation that, if it were to occur, could professionally unite father and son.

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