|Desc||Immobile has scored a ridiculous 19 goals in 18 matches this season as Lazio sit third in Serie A|
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|Club as Player||Lazio|
2009 11 08 Retrieve
[Juventus Starlet Ciro Immobile Pleased With Seasonal Debut] Yes, I was really fired up and I am happy because I did my job. Of course, I also hoped to grab a goal. I went close with that header. And then after some good play, my shot was blocked by their defenders. But I am still happy because the team won. I have been in the squad for the past three games now. I was not overly excited and my legs were not shaking. I was more excited when I debuted against Bologna
2014 07 31 Retrieve
[Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile insists Robert Lewandowski is now firmly in the club’s past and is confident of firing them to success in future] Lewandowski is past, I am the future. Lewandowski is a great player. I’ll try to do my best. Then we will see if I can score more or less goals than him. I am very happy to have arrived at a big club. So far all expectations have been fulfilled here. [Head coach Jurgen] Klopp takes me often to the side, tells me that I should take it easy. I have a good feeling with the coach. I would like to thank Sebastian Kehl and my interpreter. From them I got two notes with the most important coaching words. I must learn those for tomorrow.
2015 08 15 Retrieve
[Ciro Immobile on his time at Borussia Dortmund] No help, neither me nor my family. I did not know German and I expected more help from my team-mates. But hey, you cannot expect to change the culture of a country
2019 09 08 Retrieve
[Ciro Immobile finally broke his drought for Italy, scoring his first international goal in two years to give his side a 59th-minute lead] It was weighing on me so much, not scoring with this jersey. So much has been said over the last two years, but I was calm and knew my moment would come. People always tried to cause controversy around me, including with the coach, but there was no issue there. It wasn’t easy to get a victory here, but after the disappointment of [failing to qualify for] the World Cup, we are back on track with Italy
2019 11 19 Retrieve
[Immobile sets sights on winning Euro 2020 after 9-1 drubbing of Armenia] I am very happy, we’ve had a wonderful journey and the fans gave us a fantastic extra push. I hope they can do the same at the Euros. We’re curious to see who we get in the draw and will all be in front of the TV. We’re a great group, we’ve got the belief, the quality and everything it takes to do well. We’ve proved we can do good things over the last two months and I hope that we can win something next summer. This team deserves it and I thank the coach for giving me the opportunity to play with them
2019 12 05 Retrieve
[Immobile: The Lazio striker leading Lewandowski, Messi and Ronaldo in Golden Shoe race] I always like talking about Jurgen Klopp. I would have really liked to work with him, but as the real Ciro, not the one in Dortmund.
[Immobile didn’t think he stood much of a chance of keeping up with Real Madrid’s all-time record goalscorer] When Ronaldo arrived, I thought, ‘I’m lucky to have already won the Capocannoniere twice!
[Last weekend, Lazio’s designated penalty-taker turned down the chance to complete a first-half hat-trick with a spot-kick so as to allow Luis Alberto help himself to a goal] How could I not leave a penalty to Luis. He’s a guy that deserves it for everything he gives us. I had already left one for Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa, so only Luis was missing. The important thing is that he unlocks himself with a goal and not only all of the assists. Everyone deserves to score and to play because of how we’re training. We’re a very united group
[When coach Simone Inzaghi elected to replace him midway through the second half, Immobile was visibly furious] It’s obvious that there are sometimes moments of disagreement, as with all people that you love. But fights can help. Those are things that reinforce the relationship
2020 02 21 Retrieve
[Ciro Immobile says he wishes Jurgen Klopp had been able to coach the ‘real’ version of the Lazio striker when they worked together at Borussia Dortmund] I was pleased to hear his kind words. We met at the wrong time in our careers at Borussia Dortmund and I wish he’d been able to work with the real Ciro. Despite that, we were still able to win the DFB-Supercup. We feel proud, that’s the right word, of the way people are talking about Lazio. It shows that hard work does pay off. As team-mates, we really just get along and like spending time together, enjoy each other’s company. We’ve been able to build a family unit here. At times we have a go at each other, but that’s only natural, we make up and everything is even better than before. We started from pre-season training with so many dreams, now we are enjoying ourselves. We are a family chasing a dream
2020 03 14 Retrieve
[Ciro Immobile has taken to Instagram to slam British celebrity doctor Christian Jessen for claiming that Italians are using coronavirus as an excuse to take a long siesta] Go tell that to the relatives of people who have died or those who are fighting for their lives in hospital: dckhead! I tell you this from the heart: fck off!
2020 04 14 Retrieve
[Lazio star Ciro Immobile is eyeing Gonzalo Higuain’s Serie A goalscoring record] I’m training hard to achieve this goal. Everyone has their own. It would be nice. It’s like the Easter egg. We’ll see what the surprise will be when we get back on the field. I’ll do my best.
The ambitions remain. It is obvious that at this moment we have thought little about football. When the time to get back on the field is getting closer, we will have to be good at preparing ourselves mentally because there will be 12 very important matches to continue our dream
2020 04 26 Retrieve
[Ciro Immobile believes that Emery was the main culprit for making his La Liga stay fall flat] I felt bad, I didn’t have many chances. In January I thought of leaving but Emery asked me to stay. At first I went out and scored two goals straight away, but then Emery took me out again and I thought, ‘This guy didn’t understand anything’. Let’s just say that when you don’t feel like part of a group, everything is useless
[He may have had to replace a club legend like Germany idol Miroslav Klose, but the striker could not wait to move to Rome] I wanted the Biancocelesti at all costs, I was happy. I quickly felt great, I liked the team and manager. I came after Klose, but I didn’t commit the same error I made at Dortmund: Lewandowski left and I felt the responsibility, at Roma I preferred not to think about it. The relationship with Lotito? It’s great and respectful, like with Tare and Peruzzi. Lazio is destined to remain on the up-and-up for years to come
2020 04 26b Retrieve
[Immobile hails Lazio manager and explains disappointing Borussia Dortmund spell] Yes, for the motivation that he gives you. Inzaghi is a complete European coach. And one I have found myself best with.
[Early in the season, however, things didn’t seem so rosy as Immobile reacted angrily to being substituted after scoring against Parma] It was a gut reaction, wrong. I knew that he’d forgive me, but it wasn’t right to show that reaction to people. Inzaghi managed it very well, benching me against Inter was right. In that period, we spoke a lot and resolved it, there wasn’t even the need to make peace.
[The forward completed the comeback with a 92nd-minute equaliser from the penalty spot] Inzaghi got really angry at halftime. He was a beast and he was right, we were bad. We came back from the international break and were all doing our own thing. Then we came out from the dressing room and made it 3-3. But the penalty was scary. [Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi] Gollini seemed like he was three meters from me and was going to save it, but I took a great shot.
[After struggling to fill the shoes of Robert Lewandowski in Germany, he says he wasn’t going to make the same mistake when replacing Miroslav Klose in the Italian capital] I felt great straight away here,. I came after Klose, but I didn’t commit the same error I made at Dortmund. Lewandowski left and I felt the responsibility [of replacing him], but in Rome I preferred not to think about it
2020 06 03 Retrieve
[Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has done a masterful job in that regard, supporting Immobile throughout their time together but also showing his star striker some ‘tough love’ when required] Fights can help. Those are things that reinforce the relationship