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Retegui stamps authority with Italy ahead of Euro 2024

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Mateo Retegui was given a golden alternative by Luciano Spalletti and he didn’t disappoint, proving himself the proper striker to guide Italy at Euro 2024 this summer season.

The 24-year-old Argentine-Italian ahead instantly impressed with the Azzurri upon his preliminary arrival 12 months in the past, scoring in his first two video games towards England and Malta, however accidents and lack of call-ups left him principally out of the image since.

Spalletti determined to begin Retegui in Italy’s pleasant with Venezuela on Thursday and he instantly rose to the duty, netting a brace to information the Azzurri to a 2-1 win. It was a commanding efficiency from the Genoa striker, and one that may’ve come on the good time.

TMW highlights how Retegui has now seemingly confirmed himself the proper quantity 9 for Italy forward of the European Championship this summer season, taking a step ahead within the hierarchies forward of gamers like Ciro Motionless, Gianluca Scamacca and Moise Kean.

Contemplating that Spalletti can solely embrace 23 gamers in his Azzurri squad in the summertime, solely two centre forwards are anticipated, and the present frontrunners are actually Retegui and Giacomo Raspadori.

Retegui stats this season

This season, the 24-year-old has scored eight targets and offered three assists in 1840 minutes of motion throughout 24 whole matches, shining below Alberto Gilardino in his debut season with Genoa regardless of scuffling with a knee harm.

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