NEWS
Monday January 7 2013
Bergodi underlines Perin potential

Mattia Perin has the potential to develop into a great goalkeeper, says Pescara boss Cristiano Bergodi.

The Italian Under-21 international, who is owned by Genoa, underlined his ability with a string of fine saves in the shock 2-0 win at Fiorentina yesterday.

“It was an exceptional result,” Bergodi told Radio Anch'io Lo Sport. “However, we only stayed in the game because of Perin.

“Mattia is a great ‘keeper, but he is one of our youngsters and with players of this age it is not easy to escape relegation.

“He, however, is doing well – even if his displays can be a little inconsistent.

“He’s an interesting kid, who has great qualities and who could have a great career ahead of him.”

Perin, 20, spent last season on loan in Serie B with Padova. He’s made 18 League appearances so far this term.

Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.

FOOTBALL ITALIA RELATED NEWS

TODAY'S FRONT PAGES