The arrival of a speedy and versatile forward player in Zaza offers Massimiliano Allegri an intriguing selection conundrum, with the likes of Mario Mandzukic, Alvaro Morata, Fernando Llorente and Kingsley Coman also vying for attacking berths.
Along with his preferred position, Simone was also asked about the prospect of lining up alongside fellow summer signing Mandzukic, whose virtues were extolled by the Italian during his reply.
“I’ve seen Mandzukic in action on plenty of occasions and he’s a real fox in the box. I don’t know if we’ll play together but I hope the opportunity will arrive.
“I’ve featured as part of a three-pronged strikeforce since last September and play in a two-man frontline for Italy. I don’t know which system would suit me best, but the most important thing is to play.”
For now, gaining a regular first team spot represents Zaza’s primary goal and he is eager to seize any chance to shine in the black and white stripes.
“Competition for places doesn’t frighten me, it’s something I was already prepared for when coming to Juventus. I’m ready to show people what I’ve got to offer.”