Krzysztof Piatek hopes to make a Champions League bow soon and further revealed he knew his Genoa teammates via video games.
Piatek,23, has netted 13 goals in as all competitions for Genoa since his arrival from Cracovia, earning reports of €50m offers from Napoli and Juventus.
Despite the goals drying up since Ivan Juric replaced Davide Ballardini on the bench, the Poland international remains relaxed.
“It’s just a coincidence,” he told the Football Italia via Corriere della Sera newspaper.
“There’s no such thing as a player who scores in every single game. Plus Genoa are a big club, but not among the strongest teams in Italy right now. It’s far easier to score goals at Real Madrid or Juventus.
“I never expected to be Capocannoniere of Serie A, but it’s still early days and I can’t rest on my laurels. We need goals, I am hungry for more, and those scored towards the end of the season are often more decisive.”
Piatek isn’t the only one who didn’t see his success coming, as he fully admits it was a learning curve.
“None of my teammates knew who I was and, to be honest, I was hoping for that clean slate. I thought to myself if they don’t know that I scored 21 goals last season and find the net almost every game, then perhaps the defenders I’ll be facing won’t know it either. So being unknown was an advantage.
“I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about my Genoa teammates either. So after signing for the club, I fired up the PlayStation and searched for them on there.”