Joaquin Correa experienced a dream come true with a brace on his Inter debut to beat Hellas Verona, but incredibly it was also his first ever Serie A header.
The Argentina international came off the bench with the score at 1-1 in the Stadio Bentegodi and bagged a late double for the 3-1 final result.
“It was a wonderful day! I had dreamed of coming here since I was a kid, for the first time I wore the jersey and thank God we won with my goal,” a grinning Tucu told Sky Sport Italia.
He only had one training session with the Nerazzurri before making his impactful debut, although he had known coach Simone Inzaghi for many years at Lazio.
“It’s the first time I’ve scored two goals on my debut, so I am really happy and want to thank my teammates, the coach and the club who had faith in me and made me feel like I had been here for years.
“There are some seasons when I didn’t score many goals, but I always tried to work for the team. I do try to score and today two went in. I dedicate the goals to my family, friends and all those who stood by me over the last month.”
Why did Correa have this dream of joining Inter, after playing in Serie A for Sampdoria and Lazio?
“I supported Inter as a kid because I saw so many Argentines playing here. I also came close when I was 16 and I wanted to make it happen.”
It wasn’t easy for Inter tonight, as Hellas Verona had taken the lead through Ivan Ilic before Lautaro Martinez’s equaliser and the Correa double.
“Verona have a tough team who make you feel under pressure, they will do well in Serie A this season.”
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Ad I said before, Lazio gave Inter a World class player, a Champion. At Lazio thank God there still is SMS, Ciro and L Alberto with some new promoting faced like Luka Romero, Raul Moro and Basic.
As a lazio fan I do believe he has great talent and was a joy to watch him play for us. But I do admit he was frustrating to watch a lot of times as he dribbles too much around the box and hesitates to shoot on goal it’s very difficult to watch sometimes. But maybe this season he’ll find his stride.