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Mattia Perin wants to fight for his Juventus career

Fri 30 April 2021 | 10:43

Currently on loan at his boyhood club, Genoa, the Italian goalkeeper played his 200th game for the Grifone against Benevento last week.

The 28-year-old told

La Gazzetta dello Sport

: “I am proud of it. I’ve made the history of this club alongside Criscito and overtaking historical names such as those of Torrente and Ruotolo, but the most important thing is to play for Genoa’s good.

“The team has improved and I’ve improved too. We had problems related to COVID at the beginning of the season. We overcame them, and now we are close to our target.”

Perin was among the 21 Genoa players and staff members who tested positive for COVID in October which damaged their endeavors in their survival bid.

However, things changed as Davide Ballardini replaced Rolando Maran as their manager.

“A new attitude has made the difference, if we hadn’t changed it, it would have been a difficult season, now we must secure Serie A survival as soon as we can,” Perin claimed.

Perin could have a future at Juventus if their current second-choice keeper, Gianluigi Buffon, leaves the club next season.

“He was my role model, training with him at Juventus and with the national team was a dream come true,” Perin said.

“I am 28 and I’ve played ten seasons in Serie A. I came back to life several times, this would be one more. I always try to raise the bar, I am ambitious. I don’t what the future has in store for me, but I take what life gives me, knowing that I will receive what I deserve.

“I’ve made many mistakes in life, as a man and as a footballer, but some mistakes make you grow. My family and my kids have helped me.”

source: SportMob