“It’s a dream come true, I didn’t expect it. I still can’t feel it.” Alessio Zerbin yesterday in the post match of the match against Hungary he appeared visibly excited. Born in 1999, for him the absolute debut with the Italian national team. He played the last ten minutes and even had a chance on the right in the restart but Dibusz denied him the joy of the goal. There is also happiness, with Mancini who in this new young cycle of Italy decided to give him a chance first in the stage and then in an official competition, the Nations League.
SEASON – Yet Zerbin until a year ago was in Serie C with Pro Vercelli, on 26 May 2021 he was playing the round of 16 of the play-offs against Sudtirol. From Serie C to the national team, within 377 days. Yesterday the debut in a stadium he knows well, the Manuzzi del Cesena where in 2019/20 he was on loan. Offensive winger with right foot, but used to playing mainly on the left, this year he showed himself strongly with the shirt of the Frosinone. The best season for him so far, in 31 appearances, he scored 9 goals and provided 3 assists in Serie B.
PATH – Raised in the youth sector of Inter and then subsequently discarded, in 2016 he made his Serie D debut with the Gozzano shirt and immediately scored a hat-trick in his third appearance. The first to strongly believe in Zerbin was the Napoli director, Cristiano Giuntoli, which in February 2017 brought him to blue. A year and a half with the Primavera, making 42 appearances, 14 goals and 4 assists. Then the round of loans in Serie C between Viterbo, Cesena And Pro Vercelli. Until the leap in quality, the arrival in Serie B and the year as a protagonist with the Frosinone shirt.
THE FUTURE – Now the actual launch, the one that cannot be ignored. Zerbin continues his experience in the service of Roberto Mancini in the national team, who observed him in the internship a few weeks ago and was impressed, so much so that he recalled him and made him debut. Wearing the uniform of the national team brought the interest of half Serie A. But the future of Zerbin at the moment it is called Napoli: the footballer he will be in retreat with the team and will be evaluated by Luciano Spalletti. He will want to gamble his chances from the first retreat in Dimaro, to then be present also in Castel di Sangro, preparing for the 2022/23 season with the Neapolitan uniform. A big shot, Insigne, went away on the left wing. Even if not as a protagonist, Zerbin could prove to be an extra weapon. The boy’s entourage and Giuntoli have met at at least one of the two retreats, they will join the sporting director of Napoli to take stock of the future.
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