Saturday July 8 2017
Neto: 'Juve experience crucial'

Norberto Neto assures Valencia that he’s not worried by competition for his place. “I had Gigi Buffon at Juventus…”

The Brazilian made the move this week for €7m plus another €2m in bonuses.

“Why Valencia? They wanted me a lot. When I learned about Valencia’s interest, I put everything else to one side,” said the former Fiorentina shot-stopper.

“They’re a very important club with a lot of history, and I feel like writing some more history here.

“How I’d describe myself? I don’t like that, I prefer to show what I’m like on the pitch, although I think I have pace and a lot of technique. I leave the rest to other people.

“I want to do everything possible to take Valencia to where they deserve.

“Am I prepared for competition? I had Buffon at Juventus... The main thing in football is to compete, work hard and grow.

“Marcelino was crucial in me coming here. He gave me this chance. I want to convey everything I have inside. It’s great for me that Marcelino is at Valencia.

“My experience at Juve was crucial for me. I knew the responsibility I had. We played in seven competitions and won five of them. It was important that I tested myself. I didn’t feel like a second goalkeeper.

“My objective is to start from scratch and take Valencia to the position they deserve and will be in.”

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