Mirco Antenucci had a very good Easter Monday. Since leaving Leeds United for Spal, the Italian striker has been focused on one thing, and that’s achieving his dream of playing in Serie A.
Towards that goal, the former Leeds man has been doing all he can, with 16 league goals so far this season. On Monday he scored both of Spal’s goals as they beat Trapani 2-1, and Antenucci is now on the verge of his dream.
Garry Monk could have probably used a back-up striker of Antenucci’s ability this season, to help share the load with Chris Wood. Leeds United’s promotion effort is faltering and whilst it’s easy to say after the event, areas of Monk’s squad needed to be stronger this season.
Gazzetta dello Sport give Antenucci 8/10 for his performance, which in Italy is a very difficult score to get. They call the former Leeds player Il Migliore, The Best, and say Spal’s hero can now smell Serie A football.
The Italian newspaper state 32 year old Antenucci is living a ‘second youth’ at Spal, he says “It’s thanks to this city.”