By Sportsmail Staff The summer before my 18th birthday, I was at the football club, the Parma-based Pescara.
A few weeks later, I’d finished a year of university and was applying for a job in advertising.
The job I was applying to was at Juventus.
I got an offer.
It was a full-time position, but it was something I hadn’t thought of before, so it was great.
I was a bit scared.
My mum was an advertising executive, and my dad was a marketing executive.
He’d always been a bit of a football fanatic, so he was quite excited when he got the offer.
When I got the phone call, I immediately went into the office.
“There’s a vacancy, and you can apply for it.”
I’d been told about a job opening at the club and my mum had gone over and taken a look.
“You must have been thinking about it for a while, I can’t believe you’re doing this.”
She told me I could apply now.
I sat down and told her I was happy to be here.
After a while I realised how much I loved football.
I started playing, and I went on to play in Serie B with Pescarelli, then Juventus.
Parma, with their famous logo, were my team, and there was a lot of support from fans.
When we were playing Pescarans at home, the stadium was full.
At home, there was no atmosphere, but when we played at home we had a big crowd.
It made me want to do it, and it was fun.
I remember the first game I played was against Lazio.
Pescari was the first team I played against and I was really happy.
They gave me a lot, especially when I started to play the game for the first time.
I had a lot to learn and play for Parma.
When you are young, you want to try and make the biggest impression on the world, so you make mistakes and don’t think about it too much.
When the opportunity came, I couldn’t resist.
Pascari had the best atmosphere and a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium.
The fans were really enthusiastic, and the players were fantastic.
My first few games, the crowd was chanting my name.
It meant a lot.
When things were going well, they’d give me a bit more support, and that’s when I realised I was doing well.
I think I got a lot out of that.
I went back to the family home to spend time with my parents, and after a while they decided they didn’t want me playing for Pescars anymore.
I stayed at Parma until my 18-year-old self.
I didn’t feel like it was right.
I decided to play at another club, a smaller one, and at that time I was already a bit older.
I joined the Pescario junior team, but they were a bit too big for me.
They were a big club in Pescarni, a suburb of Parma where my mum still lives.
PASCARIA: The club in Sardinia with the PASCARI logo, which stands for Pascaria della Libertà, the ‘Free Sport’.
It’s the name of the town in which the club is based.
I’ve played at this club for a couple of years now, but I think it would have been nice to have had more time with the team.
I played in Serie C for PASCari.
I made the team the first year, but my form has not been up to par yet.
I managed to get promoted a couple more times, but there’s still a lot I can improve on.
For me, playing for a bigger club was always a dream.
It’s not like it’s easy to play for a smaller club like Pescarcia.
You have to work hard and have to prove yourself every time you step on the pitch.
PASCEIRI: The famous Pescarian goalkeeper Gianluca Pasciotti.
He played for Pasa in Serie A and later Pescaria.
I met him when I was still in Parma and played against him at the World Cup in 2006.
He is still one of my heroes, and he was always very kind and caring towards me.
I don’t want to forget him.
PASTORI: Pescaro’s first-team goalkeeper, Stefano Pastore.
I worked with him when he was playing for Lazio and he has always been an amazing character to work with.
We were always very close, and we both enjoyed working together.
PESCARI: The team that was led by the great Paolo Pescarro.
It would be hard to imagine Pescariello without him.
He’s still playing at Pescarmi now, and when he’s not, you can see his face.
I’m proud to be a part of it,