Serie A's hot shot Krzysztof Piatek admits he used Fifa 19 to find out about his new teammates 2 years ago

Serie A's hot shot Krzysztof Piatek admits he used Fifa 19 to find out about his new teammates

Krzysztof Piatek has made an impressive start to life in Serie A

Having joined Genoa from KS Cracovia in the summer, Piatek has scored 13 times in the Italian top flight to date and is currently the second highest scorer in the league, behind a certain Serie A new boy called Cristiano Ronaldo, as well Fabio Quagliarella and Duvan Zapata.

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In an interview with Corriere Della Sera, the Polish forward has put his explosive start at Genoa down to being relatively unknown when he arrived.

"None of my teammates knew me," he explains. "I said to myself: 'If they don't know that I have scored 21 goals [for Cracovia last season] and scored in almost every game, maybe even the defenders will not know me.' Being a stranger at the bottom has given me an advantage."

Piatek Fifa 19

The 23-year-old has also admitted that he was also unfamiliar with his new teammates when he arrived in Italy. In order to learn more about them and their qualities on the field, he reveals that he looked them up on FIFA 19.

"I had no idea who my teammates at Genoa were when I signed, so I turned on my PlayStation and looked them up on FIFA."

Although Piatek made a strong start to the campaign, the goals dried up for a while.

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After manager Davide Ballardini was sacked by club president Enrico Preziosi in October - on the grounds that he was a "terrible coach" - he failed to scored a single goal until the end of November.

Thankfully for him, and new club AC Milan, the end of November and the month of December saw a resurgence for the 23-year-old, with four league goals in his last seven league games.