Retegui, Italy has found a new n°9

This 23-year-old attaché playing in Argentina is registered his second but in two selections with Italy, which won in Malta (0-2) this Sunday.

Good news and great stories are rare at the moment with the Italy team, but this one is clearly worth a look. Mateo Retegui, this attacker that nobody knew before the last week, has just registered his second but in two selections with the Nazionale.

Rete who? This 23-year-old player plays in Argentina, in his country of birth, with the modest club Tigre, where he is on loan from Boca Juniors. Hearing that he had scored 6 goals in 8 league games, the Italian federation became interested in this player who has Italian ancestry through his grandparents. And as Roberto Mancini is crying out for pure No. 9, here he is, instantaneous the chance of his life.

Launched into the deep end against England, Retegui had scored the only but of his team against the Three Lions (1-2), with a gesture from the center forward. In Malta, this Sunday, Mancini had decided to change eight incumbents out of one. But he kept his goalkeeper and captain (Donnarumma), his right side (Di Lorenzo) and therefore his new striker.

Retegui was still present, since it was he who opened the scoring with a header, on a corner from Tonali (0-1, 25th). The San Fernando native launched his team on the path to a huge dull victory, since there will be only one other goal, signed Matteo Pessina (0-2, 27th). Retegui, he left in the 66th minute to make way for his direct competitor, Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham). But he has undoubtedly made an appointment for the final phase of the Nations League in June, at the same time as he has problem raised his rating with Serie A recruiters.