Mattia Destro

Mattia Destro is in the form of his life at Genoa and the 30-year-old insists he ‘always believed’ there was a way back into the Italy squad.

The former Roma, Milan and Bologna centre-forward never went close to fulfilling his potential, but since the return to Genoa in January 2020 has gone from strength to strength.

He has six goals in six Serie A games so far this season for the Rossoblu.

“I feel good physically and psychologically, so I am really happy,” Destro told Sky Sport Italia ahead of tomorrow’s Serie A match against Spezia.

“It’s a difficult test, but we will give our all to give a sense of consistency to our performances, even if the results aren’t necessarily coming.

“It’s true that there was something with Spezia in the summer, but speaking to the President and the club, we quickly reached an agreement for me to stay at Genoa.”

The Grifone have made their name as comeback kings, although that also means they tend to fall behind before waking up.

“That is one of our main weaknesses and we need to get a better initial approach to the games.”

Of the Italian strikers in Serie A, only Ciro Immobile of Lazio has scored more than Destro this season.

He has represented Italy before, scoring one goal in eight caps, although the most recent appearance was all the way back in November 2014 against Albania.

“I think the Nazionale is an objective for any football player, but it all depends on the performances at club level. I have always believed in my chances.”

One thought on “Destro ‘always believed’ in Italy recall”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tickets Kit Collector