Ciro Immobile is not himself following Italy’s disastrous World Cup play-off loss to North Macedonia.
The 32-year-old Italian striker was one of the most criticised figures in the Azzurri squad following the 1-0 defeat in Palermo last month, with many calling for him to be immediately dropped from the team. He has consistently been a figure of ridicule by Italy fans, although it’s undeniable that his form isn’t the same between club and country.
As reported by La Repubblica (via LazioNews24), Immobile is struggling a little emotionally following the World Cup play-off defeat and this was evident in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo on Saturday, where he missed a number of chances that he’d usually bury into the net.
Immobile is known to be a sensitive and quiet man, so the personal criticisms received from Azzurri fans are weighing heavily on him.