Rossi Makes up for Lost Time
Following two career-threatening knee injuries that kept him on the sidelines for two years, Fiorentina striker, Giuseppe Rossi, has wasted little time in making up for his absence.
The American-born Italian has started the new Serie A season in scintillating form, scoring 12 goals in the opening 15 – proving the club were right to take a chance on him when they signed him from Villarreal in the last January transfer window even though he was still injured at the time.
Battling back from one anterior cruciate ligament injury is a tough enough ask for a player, so doing it twice in two years shows just the level of determination Rossi has shown in getting back to the level he has managed this season.
Currently Serie A’s leading scorer, Rossi’s goals have been key to Fiorentina’s promising start to the season, not least his hat-trick in the 4-2 victory against bitter rivals Juventus, as the Viola head into the Christmas break fifth in the table, with outside odds for the title in the football betting.
Rossi slotted straight into Fiorentina coach, Vincenzo Montella’s highly offensive 4-3-3 formation, able to play in any one of the three attacking positions alongside the likes of Borja Valero, David Pizarro and Mario Gomez. As long as Rossi can continue his current form and remain injury-free, Fiorentina have a genuine chance to finish this season inside the top-three.
Rossi’s incredible comeback doesn’t end there, however, with the striker also back in the Italy squad ahead of the summer’s World Cup in Brazil, with Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli recently using the 26-year old alongside Mario Balotelli in the attack.
Fans who bet on football know the partnership between Rossi and Balotelli has the potential to be one of the best in the world, and the duo could well play an important role in Italy’s World Cup hopes in Brazil.