Destro: I will shave off my beard if I score against Juventus

The 21-year-old has promised to remove his facial hair if he scores, while revealing that the presence of Zdenek Zeman played a key role in his decision to join the Giallorossi
Striker Mattia Destro has vowed to shave off his beard if he scores his first official goal for Roma in the away game against Juventus.

The former Inter starlet has yet to find the net for the Giallorossi since joining them in the summer transfer window, and he is hoping to open his account against the hosts on Saturday.

"Scoring against Inter or netting versus Juventus? I'd prefer to score against Inter. It's always an extra motivation to play against your former team. However, I promise to shave off my beard if I score against Buffon on Saturday," Destro was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

"It hurts that I have not scored yet. It's all about scoring goals for a striker. You start thinking about it when you don't score and try to find out what goes wrong.

"It's quite simple really. When you play at Roma, you can not afford to miss big chances."

The Italy international then went on to explain his decision to join Roma rather than Juve in the summer transfer window.

"It was a very difficult decision. In the end, I opted to join Roma because everybody told me that attackers score a lot of goals under Zdenek Zeman."

Saturday's encounter between Juventus and Roma is scheduled to kick off at 20:45CET.