Wednesday July 9 2014
‘Calcio better than futbol’

New Torino loan signing Ruben Perez believes Italian football is stronger than Spanish football, where he played for Atletico Madrid.

The defensive midfielder has moved to Stadio Olimpico for what is his fifth loan spell since joining the Rojiblancos in 2010.

“Being here for me is a great challenge,” Perez told reporters at Toro’s training base. “I believe that Italian football is stronger than Spanish football.

“Regrets? I decided to leave Atletico Madrid because for me the challenge is more important, and I will also have the possibility to play and show what I can do more.

“We are also in the Europa League and that will be very important. This club is historic and I have never participated in European competition. I hope I can do well.”