'Don't wake me up! Let me enjoy this dream!' - How Salvatore Schillaci became the hero of Italia 90

Nov 22, 2022 991

BY: Mark Doyle

The forward only scored seven goals for Italy but six arrived during the 1990 World Cup, earning 'Toto' the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball. West Germany won the 1990 World Cup. But the tournament belonged to Salvator Schillaci.

"I feel like I'm sleeping," he told reporters after opening the scoring in Italy's last-16 win over Uruguay. "So, don't wake me up! Let me enjoy this dream!" Schillaci's state of disbelief was understandable. This was a young man from a poor neighbourhood in Palermo who had spent the majority of his career playing in Italy's lower league with Messina.

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SOURCE: https://www.goal.com

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