Ciro Immobile is embracing the project posed via way of means of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski in some other exciting race to land European football’s prestigious Golden Shoe.

The Lazio striker is the modern-day holder of that prize, having registered a lovely haul of 36 Serie A dreams for the duration of the 2019-20 campaign.

He has a similarly 14 efforts to his call this season and is presently readying himself for a showdown with Bayern movie star Lewandowski withinside the last-sixteen of the Champions League.

What has been said?

Italy international Immobile told UEFA’s official website: “What do I like most about Robert Lewandowski? The fact he is never satisfied.

“Every year he tries to improve and go beyond his limits, even if they are already exceptional. He is a complete striker. I think he is currently the best No 9 in the world, so we have to be very careful.

“It was crazy to beat him in the race for the Golden Boot. To challenge great players like him and Ronaldo brought me great happiness.”

Who tops the 2020-21 Golden Shoe chart?

This season Bayern frontman Lewandowski basically leads the way, with the prolific Pole finding the target on 26 occasions. Andre Silva (18 goals) and Erling Haaland (17), of Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund respectively, are trying to chase him down in Germany.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are among those on 16 goals, with Immobile sitting alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 14 – one behind Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes.