Gianluca Lapadula: “I was not the best in my class and I loved football more”

Gianluca Lapadula He is one of the best strikers today who has the Benevento and the Peruvian national team. The ‘Bambino’ closed 2021 in a great way, contributing goals and assists for his team (10 and four, respectively, in 15 games played). In addition, with the Bicolor he managed to score his first two goals in the Qualifying Qatar 2022 one against Bolivia and one against Venezuela, both victories for Peru.

In a recent interview, in a Gol Peru program, ‘Lapagol’ recalled his childhood and the combination of helping in the flower shop (family business), soccer and studies.

“I worked in my parents’ flower shop. It was quite a game for me. My parents helped and supported me a lot in everything. My father told me that I had to study and train (that’s not something easy) “ Gianluca commented between laughs.

He also assured that he preferred to practice football more: “I was not the best in my class and I loved playing soccer more” said the forward.

In addition, he specified that when he trained in the Vecchia Signora youth teams, his idol was and is Alessandro Del Piero, historical player for ‘Juve’ and world champion with the Italian team in Germany 2006, winner of the final against the French.

“I started playing for Juventus, I loved it and I love Alessandro Del Piero for what he did on and off the pitch”, were the words of the gunner of the Red-White.