Zamparini confirms his faith in Sirigu

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini is delighted with the return to form of goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu following a rough patch for the Azzurri goalkeeper.
In an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport expressed his satisfaction with the player and declared: “He is back to being the Sirigu I used to know and I was afraid to lose”.
The goalkeeper came in for severe criticism following a horrid performance for Italy but Zamparini believes the situation was blown out of proportion by the media for their own agenda.
“Unfortunately he is paying the little mistake he did with the Nazionale because of the exaggeration of the media who directed their support to Viviano as official goalkeeper of the Azzurri, because he is owned by Inter”.
Sirigu is now back to his best form and the number of goals conceded by the Rosanero has dramatically decreased since the beginning of this season.
Zamparini believes his player will regain his place in Prandelli’s national setup: “Sirigu will be back in his place in the Nazionale. Meanwhile I am happy because if he plays less for the Azzurri he is going to be in his best shape to play for Palermo, even if, obviously I am sorry for him”.
There has been talk of Sirigu being dissatisfied with his current salary and he is reported as one of the Palermo players on a smaller financial package but Zamparini believes that he will find a solution soon.
“I talked to him two weeks ago, and I told him that as long as I’ll be here he can feel safe because I will call him myself when the new contract is ready, like I did with Simon Kjaer last year”.
“When players are good I always reward them. I didn’t want to do so earlier because I wanted to stimulate Sirigu to turn back to his best condition. He understood, he staid quiet and his results are excellent”
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Palermo are currently in seventh place in the standings only two points behind fourth spot and Champions League qualification.

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