Thursday March 27 2014
Scuffet admires Handanovic

Udinese’s 17-year-old goalkeeper Simone Scuffet was man of the match, but asked for Samir Handanovic’s shirt.

He excelled with some great saves on Esteban Cambiasso and Hernanes in this evening’s 0-0 draw at San Siro, his first game in this hallowed stadium.

“It is pleasing to play well in an important stadium, but you have to do well in every game,” Scuffet told Sky Sport Italia.

“Playing in an arena like this, with so much history, certainly gives stronger emotions. I asked for Handanovic’s jersey, as I’ve always said he was the reference point for me as a goalkeeper.”

Handanovic was the Udinese goalkeeper for many years and his heir at the Stadio Friuli has finally been found.

There are even rumblings Scuffet could be the third goalkeeper for Italy at the World Cup in Brazil.

“That remains a dream.”

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