Pescara goalkeeper Mattia Perin admits conceding six goals made it “a horrible birthday,” but reveals what Gigi Buffon whispered in his ear.
He had to pick the ball out of his net repeatedly on his 20th birthday, as Juventus ran out 6-1 winners at the Stadio Adriatico last night. 
“We knew that we were facing a great team, but I didn’t expect to concede so many goals. It has to act as motivation for us to fight against relegation and helps us to grow.
“The squad is united and we are working to do what the Coach asks of us, as that’s the only way forward.”
After the final whistle, Buffon embraced Perin and whispered advice into his ear.
“Buffon told me not to give up, to stay carefree and keep going. It was a horrible birthday, but meeting Buffon was the only positive thing of the night.”