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.