Champions League tattoo at 13, dream come true at 27

His father is a famous name in the dugout, having been in charge of Atl├ętico Madrid for 11 years. However, despite winning the league title in the 2013-14 and 2020-21 seasons as a coach, Diego Simeone regrets not being able to win the Champions League so far. Despite reaching the finals in 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, their title dreams were dashed by losing to city rivals Real Madrid.
Diego’s time to get over his regrets is not yet over. But in the meantime, Simeone’s son Giovanni Simeone fulfilled his dream on the Champions League stage by scoring a great goal. Junior Simeone scored the third goal in Napoli’s 4-1 win over Liverpool. However, son Giovanni’s dream of the Champions League is a story before his father reached the final.

14 years ago today, when Giovanni was 13 years old. That’s when Giovanni started dreaming about the Champions League. He drew the Champions League logo as a tattoo on his arm. His actions angered his parents too. However, Giovanni promised them that one day he would kiss the tattoo after scoring a goal on the Champions League stage.

Giovanni and his parents had to wait 14 years to see the day. Last night, this Argentinian striker finally fulfilled his dream and kept his promise. In the 44th minute, Giovanni evaded the Liverpool defense and scored. Then, remembering the old vow, Chumu Khan lay down on the field, overcome with emotion and tattoos.

A personal dream come true with the team’s big win, Giovanni has been emotional since his first goal in the Champions League. After the match, the excited Napoli star said, ‘I have always dreamed of playing at least one minute in the Champions League. Today (yesterday) I got that opportunity and took it. I drew this tattoo. Because I dreamed of coming so far. I dreamed of scoring goals and kissing the ball. It’s exciting. I have worked hard to come this far. I am here now.’