Giovanni Simeone admits that he was sick before scoring the game-winning goal for Napoli against Roma and that he “had nothing left” by the time the final whistle blew, but he can still rejoice in his family’s extraordinary record in Serie A. Simeone celebrates Napoli win and family Serie A record. After an incredible goal by Victor Osimhen, Stephan El Shaarawy scored an equalizer for the Partenopei by meeting Nicola Zalewski’s cross at the back post with the outside of his boot to make it 1-1. This was one of the most difficult challenges that the Partenopei have had all season.
Simeone celebrates Napoli win and family Serie A record
Cholito Simeone came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in the dying minutes of the match at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, and Piotr Zielinski assisted him on the play. The depth of the team’s roster proved to be the deciding factor in the outcome of the match. Simeone had also scored the decider against Milan, so is relishing his role as a super sub for the Neapolitans.
“We had a great performance in my view, we should’ve killed it off earlier. We didn’t and when you are against a strong team like Roma, they are going to get chances, but then something incredible happened!” he said.
“There are great things on and off the field in this team, I think that makes the difference.”
This was Simeone’s fifth goal off the bench this season and at the final whistle, he collapsed to the ground in celebration.
“I had a stomach ache and didn’t feel very well today, but I tried to give everything I had. I did the best thing we possibly could today, get the winner. I am so happy.
“When you come off the bench, it’s always difficult for those who need to get straight into the tempo. I tried to do all I could, but I had nothing left!
“These are three important points, but we must continue to fight in every game and continue proving what Napoli can do.”