After joining on loan from Inter, Alessandro Bastoni was presented officially today in Collecchio.
Here was what he had to say:
“How am I? I started my recovery process at Appiano Gentile and everything is on schedule, after the international break I should be ready and available and I started to train with the team yesterday.
Why did I pick Parma? For the project, this is an ambitious place and I was born 40 kilometres from here so I often came to watch the team play, I have an emotional bond with the club.”
“Even though I didn’t play much at Atalanta, I believe that it was an important experience for me that helped physically and technically, you get something from experiences such as playing in the Europa League and now I’m here to play and reach the objective of staying up. I can’t wait to take to the pitch and show what I can do.”
“My role model has always been Sergio Ramos, to get up to his level is very difficult but I always watch his matches to try and learn as much as possible. Caldara is another example for me, I saw him up close for two years at Atalanta.
In addition to the way he plays, I also got to appreciate him as a person, he’s really an exceptional guy. Here at Parma, the experience of Bruno Alves will also be useful for me.”