Immobile: ‘Dreams do come true’
Ciro Immobile equalled the all-time Serie A record of 36 goals in a single season, was crowned Capocannoniere and the European Golden Shoe winner. ‘Dreams do come true.’
The Lazio striker found the net in this evening’s 3-1 defeat at Napoli, matching Gonzalo Higuain’s record that was set with the Partenopei in May 2016.
“I am super happy and proud of what I’ve achieved, especially when I look back to where I started and everything I went through,” Immobile told Lazio Style Channel.
“If you truly believe, sometimes, dreams do come true. I can only thank the coach and staff, my teammates, and I can assure you these records are for the whole team.
“I also thank the Lazio fans, who made me feel indispensable for this team, and I am so proud of that. I want to be a living example that if you never give up, you can achieve any target.
“I’m so proud to have my place in the history of this sport. I am moved thinking of how my teammates greeted me in the dressing room after I scored a hat-trick at Verona. That’s what the sport is about.”
Lazio had been Scudetto contenders for many months, but finished the season in fourth place.
“Our target is to improve, although it’ll be very difficult with a whole other competition in the Champions League. We still did well and it wasn’t easy.”