A confident centre-forward on a goal scoring streak is an integral element to any team, just like the celebratory pizza after a victory - at least as far as the Italian team at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2009 in Nigeria are concerned.
After their 2-1 round-of-16 win against USA, the Azzurrini were treated to a few ‘delicacies’ from back home by the accommodating chef at the team’s base in Kaduna, and no-one enjoyed the celebratory feast more than Giacomo Beretta.
The rising AC Milan star cut a frustrated figure as he failed to get on the score sheet during the group stage, but he finally broke his duck against the Americans, making Italy doubly confident of going all the way in Nigeria.
He is an incredible player who is physically strong enough to keep opposing defences busy all on his own, which is why AC Milan bought him.
Anyone playing us has to adapt to the way he plays, and that’s why it’s so important for us that he has started scoring again.
“I was so relieved after my goal that I just wanted to run around and hug the whole world,” said Beretta to FIFA.com.