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Retegui on what he needs to become Italy’s starting striker at Euro 2024



Mateo Retegui says he have to be humble and preserve working exhausting to be Italy’s beginning striker at Euro 2024.

The Genoa ahead scored a brace in Italy’s 2-1 win over Venezuela on Thursday.

This implies he has now bagged 4 objectives in 5 appearances with La Nazionale.

“I’m actually pleased as a result of it was a troublesome sport and we received it. We’re actually pleased. Now we should relaxation and hopefully play an important sport on Sunday,” Retegui informed Rai Sport.

The striker’s father was within the stands and hugged the Genoa star after the ultimate whistle.

With Spalletti nonetheless in search of a constant goal-scorer for the upcoming Euros, Retegui was requested what he wanted to turn out to be Italy’s centre ahead in the summertime.

“My father is right here, all my household is near me. I have to stay calm, preserve my ft on the bottom, work exhausting and assist the workforce after I play,” he concluded.

Retegui joined Genoa from Argentinean facet Tigre for €12m final summer season and has scored eight objectives in 24 appearances throughout all competitions this season. His contract on the Stadio Ferraris runs out in 2028. This was Retegui’s second look below Spalletti.

The 24-year-old made his senior Azzurri debut a yr in the past, on March 23, 2023, below Roberto Mancini and netted his first worldwide aim in a Euro 2024 qualifying fixture towards England on the Stadio Maradona.