Destro: ‘I didn’t know where to throw the bottle!’

by | Sep 25, 2021 21:59

Mattia Destro explains why he scored a stunning Serie A goal in Genoa’s 3-3 draw with Hellas Verona with a water bottle in his hand. ‘I didn’t know where to throw it!’

This has been the best start of Destro’s entire career, scoring six goals in his opening five Serie A games.

That includes a brace this evening that had taken Genoa from 2-0 down to leading Hellas Verona 3-2, but Nikola Kalinic snatched a stoppage-time 3-3 result.

“We didn’t have a good first half, but the second was one of our best since the start of the season. We threw our hearts into it,” Destro told Sky Sport Italia.

The first was a header, the second a wonderful solo effort where he turned Koray Gunter inside out and dinked his finish over the goalkeeper.

Incredibly, he achieved all of this while holding a water bottle in his left hand.

“I had cramp, I was tired, so I didn’t know where to throw the bottle and I just kept it in my hand!”

The drama still wasn’t over, as Nikola Kalinic then snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for 3-3.

“To be honest, after a comeback like that, we really did think the job was done, but Verona deserve credit.

“We’re giving our all game by game and it’ll be a real battle to the end. Since the coach arrived last season, I’ve been playing really well and I don’t want to stop now.”

The new Genoa owners from American firm 777 Partners were in the stands today after buying the club from Enrico Preziosi, so has tonight shown them what the Grifone are all about?


Mattia Destro

1 Comment

  1. mm

    I always thought that Destro will shine, unfortunately it never happened, injuries didn’t help, but maybe this year, anyhow I am happy for him

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