Sunday July 12 2020
Raspadori: 'Aguero is my idol'

Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori said scoring his debut Serie A goal against Lazio made it ‘the best day of my life’ and he dreams of emulating idol Sergio Aguero.

The 20-year-old was surprisingly in the XI at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, his first Serie A start after five substitute appearances in the top flight.

His first goal was disallowed using VAR, but he got his name on the scoresheet eventually in a 2-1 victory.

“I’m breathless, it’s the best day of my life,” Raspadori told Sky Sport Italia.

“I want to thank the coach and the club for this opportunity, my family and girlfriend for always supporting me. Sassuolo are like a family and I will never regret joining this club.”

The Italy Under-20 international was asked about his influences and there’s one that stands out.

“Kun Aguero is my reference and the player I try to emulate. I supported Inter as a kid, but as I’ve been at Sassuolo for 10 years, I am now a Neroverdi fan.”

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