Inter Milan stop-stopper Samir Handanovic claims that the Sansiro club feels like a university for him.
The 31-year-old who has previously man the post for Udinese and Lazio is enjoying life with Roberto Mancini after joining the club in 2012 having racked up an incredible 136 appearances.
“My development felt like going to school: primary, secondary and high school. Now Inter is my university.
“I started out with teams in which you’re allowed to develop slowly, building one brick at a time. [Milan’s Gianluigi] Donnarumma, by contrast, went from the youth team straight to the senior squad. If a guy is strong, then he’s strong.
“My model? Peter Schmeichel.”
The Nerazzurri are five points behind third-placed Roma, thanks to the herorics of their goalkeeper and he is closing in on the record penalty saved in the Serie A.
“The record of stopped penalties? I never cared much for it, but I’ve been playing in the championship for many years, and if I break it then that’s going to be good. I’m not fixed on it.