Player who left Spurs in 2022 admits he ‘learned a lot’ playing with ‘champions’ 

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Pierluigi Gollini has claimed that despite not getting much game time during his loan spell at Tottenham last season, he learned a lot in North London.

Gollini joined Tottenham from Atalanta on a season-long loan deal last summer, replacing Joe Hart as Hugo Lloris’ main understudy.

The goalkeeper did not make a single Premier League appearance for the Lilywhites, with all 10 of his games during the 2021/22 campaign coming in the Europa Conference League and domestic club competitions (Transfermarkt).

Gollini was seemingly a popular member of the dressing room at Spurs and even admitted back in May that he would be happy to extend his spell at the club, admitting that he feels ‘attached’ to his teammates (DAZN Talks podcast).

However, Spurs decided not to take up the option to sign the 27-year-old permanently or extend his loan spell, and instead decided to bring in Fraser Forster as their new number two.

Gollini has now officially completed a loan move from Atalanta to Fiorentina for the 2022/23 season. 

In his first press conference as a Fiorentina player, he was asked about his experience at Tottenham, and he responded (via Fiorentina.it): “In England, I had important experiences, which made me grow. 

“At Tottenham, I learned a lot, with very strong players, with world champions like Lloris. Sometimes, even if you don’t play, you can still grow, if you take things with the right mindset. 

“The Premier League is a more competitive, specific league. You grow a lot playing there.”

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Gollini was unfortunate to play as little as he did last season, given the circumstances of our elimination from the Europa Conference League.

The 27-year-old was great for dressing room morale and I suspect Spurs would have tried to extend his loan spell by another year were it not for the club’s homegrown issues.

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