Friday November 15 2019
Belotti: 'Immobile duel good for Italy'

Andrea Belotti assured his ‘rivalry’ with Ciro Immobile can “only be positive for Italy. He’s a great striker, but above all a great friend.”

The Torino striker was on target in this evening’s 3-0 victory in Bosnia, which represented his fifth goal in the last seven Azzurri caps.

“I always try to give my best every time I step on to the field. A striker lives for goals, it’s true, but the team is ultimately the important thing,” Gallo told Rai Sport.

Belotti continues to swap with Lazio star Immobile for the centre-forward spot, but they see no rivalry.

“Immobile is a great striker, but above all a great friend. If we both keep doing well, that can only be positive for Italy.

“The record of 10 straight wins shows us the way forward. We’ll hang on tight to it, but the objectives are very different. The coach has given us a clear identity and that has been visible from the start.”

The final Euro 2020 qualifier will be in Palermo’s Stadio Barbera on Monday against Armenia.

“It’s a stadium that I care about a great deal and it gave me so much when I was there with the Rosanero, so it’ll be lovely to return.”

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