In the world of football, the phrase “a tiger father gives birth to a tiger son” rarely happens. Many sons of once-famous legends tried to follow a career in football, but most of them could not surpass their father’s shadow and could not even play football at the highest level.
But Federico Chiesa is different. Before the player born in 1997 played prominently at Fiorentina, Juventus and the Italian national team, every time fans mentioned the name Chiesa, they always remembered Enrico Chiesa, a striker who made waves in the late Serie A. 20th century, in the colors of clubs like Parma or Sampdoria.
Like many children with famous fathers, being on par with their father is difficult, but up to now, it can be said that Federico Chiesa did more than thatat both club and national team level.
Since the success of the 2006 World Cup, the Italian football industry has declined rapidly, the golden generation has gradually retreated, but the young generation has not had a worthy replacement. Even when they finished second at EURO 2012 and even won EURO 2020, compared to other countries such as England, France or Spain, the blue shirt team is still far behind in terms of people.
In that context, Federico Chiesa emerged as the brightest star in the current Italian attack. Without him, “Azzurri” lacks a quality trigger. That’s why when a player on the Juventus payroll suffered a long-term injury, Italy was powerless to win tickets to the 2022 World Cup, after a humiliating defeat against weak North Macedonia.
After nearly 300 days of absence due to a cruciate ligament injury, it was thought that Federico Chiesa would not be able to regain his previous impressive form, but with his tireless efforts and dedication, he continued to be the leader in his recovery. born of Juventus as well as the current Italian team.
Before the clash with North Macedonia early this morning, the terrifying haunting of the day made many “Azzurri” fans feel scared. Luciano Spalletti’s teachers and students are temporarily ranked third in Group C, with 3 points worse than Ukraine (playing 1 less match). If they make a mistake, they will no longer have the right to decide their ticket to EURO 2024.
But then nothing bad happened, because Federico Chiesa was there. He scored a quick double to help the home team take a 3-0 lead after the first 45 matches. The 5-2 final victory over North Macedonia helped coach Luciano Spalletti’s team officially surpass Ukraine.
There is still another life-and-death match with Eastern European representatives in a few days, but Italian fans can be completely confident, because at least this time they have Federico Chiesa in the squad, instead of a few. Another incompetent stuntman.
Huy Truong | 14:32 November 18, 2023