Friday March 15 2013
PSG’s Sirigu doesn’t miss Italy

Paris Saint-Germain and Azzurri goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu says he has no nostalgia for Italian football.

“Absolutely none,” the 26-year-old told La Repubblica following his move from Palermo in the summer of 2011.

“I’m the most Parisian of all the Italians here, perhaps because I speak the language well and I spend a lot of time in the city.

“I have a French girlfriend, Camille, too.”

Sirigu is bossed by Carlo Ancelotti, while young Italian playmaker Marco Verratti moved to PSG from Pescara in the summer.

“Ancelotti is a fantastic person,” added the custodian. “He likes to have a rapport with his players and he works heavily with his staff in order to get the maximum out of his players.

“Verratti? He’s a kid who enjoys himself, he’s always got a smile on his face. Perhaps he doesn’t understand how good a player he is.”

The former Rosanero No 1 was also asked for an opinion on star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and January addition David Beckham.

“Ibra is a winner, one who works as hard as a youth team player and he’s always looking to improve. As for Beckham, he’s very shy, simple.”