Gervinho scored his 10th goal of the season in series A
At 31 years old, Gervinho seems to improve with age! Even if his opening goal in the 8th minute was not enough to prevent the defeat of Parma (1-3) on Sunday the March 31st, in a Series A game against Atalanta Bergal, the Ivorian striker took advantage of the goal he scored to beat his personal best in the Italian Championship. Indeed, this is his 10th goal of the season in series A, a total that the academician had never reached in two and a half years with AS Roma (9, 2 and 6 goals per season) before his exodus to China.
The man with braids returned to European soil, out of his golden exile at the age of 31, the Ivorian international Gervinho successful in Italy, a country he loves, remains attached to the Ivory Coast and aims to participate in CAN 2019 in Egypt. “I’m having a good season,” said the Ivorian international. I know my qualities and I know what I can do. I am happy that Parma benefits from my experience. With age, we change certain things in life and we work more. My speed is always there and I think I’m even more motivated. I feel more efficient. Above all, I am more serene in front of the goal. ”
However, Gervinho had arrived a little weakened in Italy after a long injury to the thighs. But the one who loved his years at AS Roma and appreciates the way in which Italians love football quickly found the necessary resources to impose himself once again. Although some doubted his level after his return from China. “My visit to China was a good experience. I discovered another football and another culture. But I knew I would come back to Europe, “says Gervinho who scored the tying goal against Ronaldo and Juventus last week.
GERVINHO FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER GOOOOAAALLLLLLLLL !!!!!
A new Cup of African Nation to shine again
Dribbler by birth, Gervinho had exploded in Lille and won a title of CHAMPION OF FRANCE (2010-2011 season). Now, he has a secret ambition witch is a new participation in a CAN. AFRICAN CHAMPION in 2015 in Equatorial Guinea, finalist in 2012. The former Le Mans player would see himself as “big brother”. “In a competition like this, I think we need experienced players to support the youth,” says the one who was not INVITED with the Elephants for the sixth day of the playoffs.
“The CAN is a competition that all of Africa is waiting for. Ivory Coast is one of them and is often presented as a favorite team. If I’m still healthy and everything is going well by the end of the season, I want to bring my experience and help my country, “Gervinho argues.