While reflecting on a fine season with Atalanta, Leonardo Spinazzola – who is on loan in Bergamo from Juventus – insists he is not ready to play for the Bianconeri quite yet.
“[Gigi] Buffon is my hero. He’s a great and humble champion. Teammates? If he doesn’t get tired he can be there,” the 24-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Maybe he will play up to the age of 50. I never thought about moving from the Juventus Primavera to the first team.
“I was immature when I came to Atalanta two years ago, let alone when I was 17. I do not think I’m ready for the Bianconeri yet. Time will decide.
“The turning point in my career was with [Pierpaolo] Bisoli. I had started the season in midfield but then before Perugia-Brescia he told me that he wanted to play as a wing-back. On the outside I play shorter and come in from behind. I have more space and offer less points of reference to the opponent.”
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