Sassuolo Striker Giacomo Raspadori: “I Still Have Soft Spot For Inter, Sergio Aguero An Inspiration”
Inter still have a special place in Giacomo Raspadori’s heart, the Sassuolo striker has admitted.
Raspadori gave the Nerazzurri a huge helping hand in the Serie A title race on Wednesday, coming off the bench to score twice in a 2-1 victory for Sassuolo away at AC Milan.
The 21-year-old revealed earlier this month that he was an avid Inter supporter as a child, citing Samuel Eto’o as one of his favourite players.
Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport for Friday’s print edition, the striker confirmed: “I was an Interista and I liked Eto’o.
“I still have a soft spot for Inter now.”
Raspadori – who could become a transfer target for Inter in the summer – has proven himself capable of scoring with both feet in Serie A this season, a talent which led to a question about an Inter legend from the past.
Asked if he knew who Andreas Brehme was, the striker replied: “Of course, he was the German full-back at Inter who was left-footed but scored with his right foot during the penalty shoot-out in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final.”
Raspadori also encouraged comparisons between himself and Sergio Aguero, who is often seen scoring the kind of goal the Italian produced at San Siro in midweek for Sassuolo’s winner.
“It was a movement which is typical of Aguero, yes,” he added.
“I really like the way he plays to help his team as well as to score goals.
“Aguero is an inspiration for me, although so are Carlos Tevez and Antonio Di Natale in a way.”
Raspadori has scored four goals for Sassuolo in Serie A this season, providing two assists.