Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin sat down with Serie A ahead of Matchday 3 to speak about the new campaign, new signings Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria, and mental and emotional health.
New Season, New Interpretations
“We now play very few long balls and always try to build from the back, bringing the ball forward from our half into opposition territory. The coach felt it was an area for improvement.”
Angel Di Maria & Paul Pogba
“They’re both top-class players. They’re also top-class people. Paul feels at home here, so he’s been settled in since day one. Surprisingly, that goes for Angel too. He always gets involved in the dressing room, both when we need to be serious and when it’s time for jokes. He always uses his experience and personality for the cause.”
Mental & Emotional Health
“There’ve been some tough moments after the last injury. I even thought about stopping, but I then started working on myself and thanks to my mental coach, Nicoletta Romanazzi, I’ve realized how important it is to work on yourself. We come to training every day to work on our strength, tactics and technique, but we might neglect the most important thing, which is our mental and emotional health.”