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Lorenzo Insigne Is Responsible For A Word In The Italian Dictionary After Euro 2020 Heroics

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Lorenzo Insigne Is Responsible For A Word In The Italian Dictionary After Euro 2020 Heroics

Lorenzo Insigne is responsible for a word making it into the Italian dictionary following his quality performances at Euro 2020.

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The Napoli man featured six times and scored twice as Italy won the competition earlier this month.

Insigne caught everyone's eye with his phenomenal strike in Italy's 2-1 win over Belgium - a curling effort with his right foot.

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But did you know that technique has a name in Italy? Per Football-Italia, it has become known as the 'Tiraggiro' which crushes together 'tiro a giro' - curling shot in Italian.

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Image Credit: PA

An official definition for 'Tiraggiro' is now in the Treccani (Italy's version of the dictionary) and translates to: "Tiraggiro sm (fam.) In football, shooting around, done by hitting the ball in order to give it a strong effect to return."

Not a bad summer's work for Insigne who is now a European Championship winner and scholar... potentially.

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The 30-year-old's strike against Belgium was an absolute screamer and he told UEFA it's a technique he regularly practices.

He explained: "I think every single player in the team played an incredible game tonight. I always try that shot, in games and in training. I'm happy it went in. It was a great goal but I repeat, we all won together tonight."

On the club front, Insigne has been linked with a move away from Napoli this summer with his contract due to expire in 2022.

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He's expected to stay for at least one more year however, despite reportedly wanting a pay rise.

It'll come as no surprise that another player has managed to will a whole new word into existence.

It was announced back in 2013 and is "inmessionante". So, what does it mean?

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Image Credit: PA

1.) The perfect way to play football, an unlimited ability to self-improve.

2.) Describes the best player of all time.

Simple enough to remember, really.

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Topics: Football, Italy

Daniel Marland
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