In an upcoming clash on Friday, November 3rd, Bologna is set to host Lazio at their home stadium. The spotlight is on Joshua Zirkzee, who may possibly win the game for his side and potentially propel the team into Serie A top five.
Zirkzee has been recently making waves and rapidly becoming the new leader of Thiago Motta’s squad. The Dutch-Nigerian, who has previously showcased his talent at Bayern Munich and Anderlecht, has been instrumental in Bologna’s recent successes.
Currently, they stand just two points away from the European competition zone. The Dutchman of Nigerian origin made a significant impact in his very first season in Italy, securing a votal role in Thiago Motta’s game plan. Despite playing in 19 league matches, Zirkzee managed to score twice and provide just as many assists.
However, the 2023/2024 season tells quite a different story. Zirkzee hasn’t missed a single Serie A match, and in ten games, he has already found the back of the net three times. Notably, his two crucial goals saved Bologna from a draw in matches against formidable opponents such as Inter and Sassuolo.
Zirkzee’s contribution to the team goes beyond scoring goals. As the head coach pointed out in an interview to DAZN internet channel, “He’s fantastic on and off the field from day one. He’s the symbol of our ‘Bologna’ because he’s very unselfish and has tremendous quality; he works for the team. I’m very proud of what he does”.
Known for his bright technique, Zirkzee, standing at an imposing height of 193 centimeters, displays exceptional agility as he seamlessly maneuvers up and down the field. His abilities extend beyond goal-scoring; he excels in developing the game and has a knack for opening up opportunities, even at the level of midfielders.
Many have drawn comparisons between him and Bayern Munich striker and England skipper Harry Kane in terms of playing style, suggesting that if he improves his scoring efficiency, he could evolve into a second forward-playmaker.
The fans have the full right to anticipate great performance from the striker in the upcoming games. The odds of Zirkzee scoring against Lazio currently set by 1xBet at 4.