Fiorentina, reflections also on Nico Gonzalez: in Athens he scored in a thunderous manner

He is certainly among the negative protagonists of Olympiacos-Fiorentina Nico Gonzalez. Il Corriere Fiorentino retraces the Argentinian’s three years in Florence underlining how “Great power comes with great responsibility”. The power at number ten was given to him by talent, but also by the 27 million spent in June 2021 to bring him to Italy. And to think that, last summer, the conditions were very different: offers of over 40 million euros, from the Premier League, rejected; a renewal, with related adaptation, until 2028; the number 10 shirt on his shoulders.

Nico Gonzalez as the technical leader of the team, as a player to rely on in moments of greatest need, he was not so on the evening at the Opap Arena.

A year later, and with numbers almost identical to those of last season, from 14 goals and 5 assists to 15 goals and 5 assists, not a little has remained pending: if on the one hand the lily offensive package has been revolutionized again, without particular benefits neither for Nico Gonzalez nor to solve the goal problem, it is also true that, in his third year of Serie A, of Fiorentina and of working with Italiano, the Argentine was called to make a big leap in quality, to live with glances and judgments no longer so understanding and tolerant, but now full of expectations and hopes. And in Athens Nico scored in a thunderous manner.