Matteo pessina He had one of the most memorable moments of his life so far just a few days ago, as he scored for Italy against Wales to ensure the Azzurri finished the group stage at Euro 2020 with nine points out of nine.
But everything could have been so different for the Atalanta midfielder, who also studies economics on the side of his playing career.
Pessina, who is the one who earns the least in the Italian team with an annual salary of 400,000 eurosWhat a last minute inclusion for Azzurri’s team after losing Stefano Sensi to injury shortly before this summer’s tournament.
“It’s a fairy tale for me. It was a perfect match, making your debut as a starter in the European Championship and scoring is like something you dream of when you start playing football. I won’t sleep for a week“Said Pessina.
“My example shows that those players who start in Serie C can reach the national team if they are willing to make sacrifices.. ”
Pessina, who made his Monza debut in 2014, signed for AC Milan in 2015, but then moved to Lecce, Catania, Como and Atalanta before moving on with his career.
The 24-year-old can also be considered to be cut from a different fabric when compared to his teammates.
As mentioned, the player studies economics in his spare time and as a child he even participated in ballet competitions.
Pessina has admitted that she prefers to read rather than play PlayStation and wants to be an architect like her mother, prompting her to enroll in a Business and Economics course at Luiss University in Rome.
“When I was young, I studied mathematics and geometry. They helped me open my mind and think fasterPessina said.
“In my position [on the pitch], a thousandth of a second makes the difference. ”
Pessina has admitted that he would also like to continue in football as a coach when his playing career ends.