There is just one suitable word with which to describe Simone Zaza’s maiden campaign in black and white: explosive.
Explosive for his shooting, explosive for his on-pitch focus, explosive for his continual impact from the substitute’s bench, explosive for his stunning goal of the season against Napoli two minutes from time remaining that put Juve top of the table for the first time in one of the most memorable Juventus Stadium nights ever.
Adding unbridled pace, power and passion to the Old Lady's stellar frontline, Zaza has been an instant hit in the Juve squad and his now famed late goals gave physical form to the never-say-die attitude that characterised the Bianconeri’s drive to a history-making league title.
Now on international duty with Italy at the European Championships in France, the striker will no doubt be looking to make the same mark on his first senior international tournament as the one left on the Old Lady’s home faithful in the campaign just passed.
All associated with Juventus Football Club would like to send Simone the very best of wishes on his 25th birthday and good luck for the remainder of EURO 2016.