Giovanni SIMEONE is set to follow in his father’s footsteps and make his debut for the Argentina National Team when they play Guatemala on Friday.
Initial rumors had Mauro ICARDI and Lautaro MARTINEZ as the two starting forwards for Lionel SCALONI. When news broke out that Lautaro MARTINEZ has had to leave the team due to injury and Mauro ICARDI not fit enough to start, one name came up to replace them both. That name being Giovanni SIMEONE of Fiorentina.
Speaking on the AFA’s official Youtube channel, here’s what SIMEONE had to say about his call-up to the Argentina team:
“I’m very happy. When Lionel (SCALONI) called me, I got very emotional for getting this chance and I’ll give it my all.”
SIMEONE, who finished last season with 14 goals, is set to start up front for Argentina alongside Cristian PAVON and Gonzalo MARTINEZ.