‘I am finding it REALLY irritating’: Ciro Immobile’s agent furious with ‘unfair criticism’ his player is attracting for his Euro 2020 displays, as he insists Italy star has ‘nothing more to prove’ ahead of final with England at Wembley
- Ciro Immobile has scored two goals in five appearances at Euro 2020 so far
- The 31-year-old striker is expected to start in Sunday’s final against England
- Immobile’s agent Alessandro Moggi says the Italy striker ‘has nothing to prove’
- In total Immobile has scored 15 goals in 51 senior appearances for the Azzurri
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Ciro Immobile’s agent has hit out at the ‘unfair criticism’ that the Lazio and Italy striker has been subjected to as a result of his performances at Euro 2020.
The 31-year-old has started five of Italy’s six games, only missing the group stage win over Wales but has only scored two goals during the tournament so far.
However, he is still expected to start for Italy against England in Sunday’s final at Wembley and Immobile’s agent claims that his client is one of the best strikers Italy have produced in recent years.
Italy’s Ciro Immobile (left) has been target of criticism due his performances at Euro 2020
Immobile has played in five of Italy’s six games at the tournament, scoring two goals so far
‘I hear people talk about strikers of the past who in their entire careers scored a fifth of the goals Ciro has, and I am starting to find it really irritating,’ Alessandro Moggi told Radio Radio.
‘Ciro Immobile has nothing more to prove, he already showed so much throughout his career and objectively is the most prolific Italian forward of the last few years.’
Immobile has scored 15 goals in 51 appearances for the Azzurri but his form for Lazio been far more impressive.
He won the Golden Boot award in the 2019/20 season after scoring a remarkable 36 goals in 37 Serie A appearances.
Immobile has been in sparkling form for Lazio winning the European Golden Boot in 2019/20
‘It makes me angry, because if Immobile scores two goals per game, it’s treated as the norm and nobody makes a big deal of it, but if for any reason he doesn’t get the ball in the net, he becomes the main problem of the Italy squad. We’ve been reading this for years now,’ Moggi continued.
‘Then I read journalists bring up the names of forwards who scored 30-40 goals in their whole careers and yet are treated as those who could improve Italy’s performances, that suggests to me some people have an ulterior motive. It really irritates me.’
Immobile scored an impressive 25 goals in 41 games for Lazio last season, including five in the Champions League and in total has seven goals in his last 13 appearances for his country.
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