Fifteen seasons in Canturina jersey. 296 matches only in Serie A2 Credem Banca, with those in Serie B that is many more. These are the numbers of the fourth consecutive confirmation of the libero Luca Butti, a real backbone of the Pool Libertas Cantù, as well as one of the best in his role in the second national category for a long time.

“Luca Butti is an institution for Cantù – comments Coach Francesco Denora -, representing a point of reference for the team. After the injury he returned to express himself at his level, and it is difficult to imagine the team without him. He is a leader in the locker room, and one of the best players in his position. He has been leading the receiving line exceptionally, and I am thrilled he will continue to do so. It will be an essential element for integrating new players into our game system, and I am sure that there will be no difficulties, considering its availability. Already knowing my game ideas, he knows very well what I want from him, everything will take place in a more natural way and I’m sure he will continue to be one of the best in his category”.

“I am happy to stay in Cantù – says the Libero from Como -, and I thank both Ambrogio (President Molteni, ed) and Francesco (Coach Denora, ed) for the reconfirmation. We come from a lady season, which helped me to ‘forget’ the previous one where I had played very little due to knee problems. I enjoyed it one game at a time, without thinking about where we could go, and the journey was beautiful, and I will always carry it with me. We have always been protagonists, and we aim to be so also in the next championship”.

“For next season – he continues – there are teams like Cuneo and Prata that are preparing competitive rosters. Having confirmed a large part of the structure, I think we can have our say. I have immense faith in my team-mates, both confirmed ones and new arrivals. We have replaced an excellent setter like Alessio (Alberini, ed) with an equally strong one like Pedron, and therefore I am convinced that we can do well”.

“I’m keeping fit to get to preparation in a good way – he concludes -. Every year I try to raise the bar a little bit more, and I hope to continue to do so this year too. My will is to always improve a little bit more, in order to be able to help the team”.