Ciro Immobile says he is determined on taking over Gonzalo Higuain as the highest scoring player in a single Serie A season.
Gonzalo Higuain‘s hat-trick against Frosinone during his final season at Napoli saw him match Gino Rossetti’ long-held record of scoring 36 goals in the Serie A, the most by any player.
Higuain’s extraordinary feat fueled his move to Juventus in 2016 but his performances have only dipped ever since.
Meanwhile, Ciro Immobile was on a red-hot streak with Lazio prior to football getting suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. With 27 goals to his name, the striker leads the Serie A goalscoring charts.
Immobile can take over Higuain as his own as there are 12 matches yet to be played. And the 30-year old insists he is aware of the opportunity and will do all in his might to make the record his own.
“I don’t know. It depends,” Immobile told Sky Sports [via Goal].
“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.
“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.”