Monday, May 4, 2015

Pirlo Watch

Juventus' midfield Obi-Wan Andrea Pirlo made a remark you all may be interested in to Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the home opener of their Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. The gist:

Ending my Juventus story by pocketing the Champions League would be a dream come true. But I won’t stop playing, I’ll go on as long as I have the same great desire to keep training every day.

Winning this tournament would admittedly be the best way to close [my Juve career]. But I wouldn’t go to another Italian team.

Juventus will be my last Serie A team, whatever happens. MLS could be an idea, but for the moment I don’t have anything, Juve are the only thing on my mind.

Anyway let’s start by winning the Champions League, everything else comes later.



Ladies and gentleman, start your imaginations...




- Greg Seltzer

7 comments:

strago said...

...Pirlo with a wonderful defense splitting ball to Espindola who finds Pontius with an open net! United have done it again! 3-0 United over the Red Bulls!

downintexas said...

Has anyone seen dik on any other sites? Not missing his whacking ideas, just hoping he didn't pass away in his mom's basement.

danmurphy2406 said...

One up to strago

DaM said...

You know, 5 years ago I would have been a bit dubious about whether or not this was a "retirement" type move. Not to say Pirlo would do that, just I would be worried about what he has left. These days my feeling is: we have gotten enough players still capable of playing great football, that even if Pirlo is a bit over the hill, maybe it raises the MLS profile so we get more qality italian players who figure if it is okay for Pirlo... (a la giovinco, who I think doesn't get enough credit for how good of a pickup for MLS he is).

UnitedDemon said...

It would be interesting to see if Pirlo's lack of running would translate in MLS. He's not exactly a tackling or hustle oriented player, sits deep and connects passes. Frankly, I'd be fascinated to see if that would work at all.

Greg Seltzer said...

If he can manage in the Champions League and the last World Cup, I feel like he can figure out MLS. I would be more worried about MLS defenders dealing with his lob passes.

Greg Seltzer said...

If he can manage in the Champions League and the last World Cup, I feel like he can figure out MLS. I would be more worried about MLS defenders dealing with his lob passes.