Chung Woo-young’s teammate, Stuttgart’s Serge Giroud, is on a scoring spree.
‘With another hat-trick (56th, 84th, 90+7th minutes) against Mainz, Girasci confirmed his role in Stuttgart and made history at the same time,’ Sky Sports Germany reported on Sunday (KST). He became the first Stuttgart player to score eight goals in the first four games of a season.
Girassi was a key striker on the team that saved Stuttgart from the relegation zone in the German Bundesliga last season. Having previously played for FC Cologne in the Bundesliga, he enjoyed spells at Amiens and Stade Rennes in the French league before returning to the Bundesliga on loan to Stuttgart in 2022.
Since arriving in September, he has scored 14 goals and provided two assists in 28 games, playing a part in 30 percent of the team’s 45 total goals. In particular, he scored 12 goals in the league alone, tied for seventh in the Bundesliga.
He’s an athletic target man, and at 6’2″, he’s a quality striker who has great header ability, can contest opposing defenses and create chances for his team, and his speed makes him a liability for opposing strikers.
Giroud has literally been insane this season. He has an xG value (expected goals) of 3.08, but he’s scored eight goals that far exceed that. He has also scored a goal in every game in the Bundesliga.
In the first leg against Bochum, he scored two goals to lead them to victory, and in the second leg against Leipzig, he scored a goal, albeit in a losing effort. He scored twice against Freiburg in the third round and a hat-trick in the fourth round against Mainz.
Thanks to his performances, perennial relegation contenders Stuttgart are cruising this season. With three wins and one loss in four games, they are fourth in the league with nine points. Last season, Stuttgart narrowly survived the relegation playoffs with 33 points and a 16th-place finish. 소닉카지노
“He has played a big role in the team’s growth together and knows he can count on his teammates,” said Stuttgart sporting director Fabian Wolgemuth.
Head coach Sebastian Hoeness added: “He’s showing his life. He has an unbelievably good feeling. We want that feeling to continue,” he said.
With Premier League side Nottingham Forest having made an offer for him in the summer transfer window, it’s not hard to imagine a move to a big club this season if he continues his form.