Fans Ask: Why Can’t Emanuele Giaccherini Do That For Sunderland?

Fans Ask: Why Can’t Emanuele Giaccherini Do That For Sunderland?

Fans are asking why Emanuele Giaccherini couldn’t produce goals for Sunderland like the one he scored for Italy against Belgium tonight.

The Italians have kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign this evening against a heavily-fancied Belgian team.

And that’s a surprise in itself considering Italy were written off as one of the contenders before the competition started.

What’s even more surprising is that it was Giaccherini who gave them their opening goal in the Stade des Lumières clash.

Giaccherini will be well know to supporters of Sunderland for his disappointing spell so far with them.

He arrived at the Stadium of Light in a £6.5million move from Juventus in 2013 and much was expected of him considering his involvement with the Italian national team.

But the midfielder managed just 43 appearances in two seasons for Sunderland and was sent out on a season-long loan to Bologna at the start of last season.

His starting place was a shock to many when the Italy starting XI was released.

But seeing Giaccherini score a great goal to give the Azzurri a 1-0 lead in the first half has left many wondering why he couldn’t do that in a Sunderland shirt:

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