Ciro Immobile returned to Lazio’s starting eleven against Crotone in Matchday 8 of the 2020/21 Serie A. He scored the opening and winning goal in a 2-0 victory away from home at the Stadio Ezio Scida.
After the match, he was interviewed by Lazio Style Channel; he started off by talking about his goal celebration.
My celebration? It was an action of happiness. It may seem controversial but it is not; the kiss was aimed at my wife Jessica, but also at all the people who have been close to me.
The last three days have been difficult because of a family matter – my uncle was taken to the hospital with a bad illness. Today’s goal is also for him.
Immobile then talked about the way he feels he was treated by the Italian press in recent weeks.
It wasn’t fair to write those things about me at such a difficult time…
When they talk about a person, they must know the individual well before judging them. Otherwise, they risk spreading ignorance and wickedness.
I have had a lot of people stand behind me over the past few weeks due to the false news that was going around…
As a result of the goal he scored, he equalled the tally that Giuseppe Signori managed to score in Serie A while playing for Lazio; 107 goals. He now finds himself just 27 goals away from becoming the top scorer in the history of the club; overtaking Silvio Piola (143 goals).