Julian Speroni: My Crystal Palace career has been an emotional rollercoaster

BY SAM SMITH

Julian Speroni described his Crystal Palace career as a “rollercoaster of highs and lows” as he closed the door on his 15-year stay at Sehurst Park. 

The Argentine was given a guard of honour by his team-mates following Palace’s 5-3 victory against AFC Bournemouth on the final day of the season. 

Speaking during the players’ traditional lap of appreciation, Speroni said: “It’s been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but I think as a whole – obviously, playing in important matches [is the highlight]. 

“Everyone remembers those important games and those important saves. Overall, the whole time that I’ve spent at this unbelievable football club is just the highlight for me.

“It’s hard to express how I’m feeling right now. It’s been 15 years, and the bond that we’ve built with all the fans here is just incredible. I will never forget it. It’s something that will stay with me forever.

“It goes both ways – I adore them [the fans] as well. I can’t explain it really. I can have good games, bad games but every time I stepped on that pitch, I gave everything I had. I think they always appreciated it.  It’s been incredible.”

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