Having played for European giants like AC Milan, Juventus and AC Milan and having a World Cup medal to his name, Andre Pirlo is now at that stage of his career where a successful player is expected to hang his boots up however from that chip to Joe Hart in World Cup 2006 to playing for fierce rivals Juventus, Milan and Inter, one thing that could be said about this man is that he is un-predictable to say the least.
Here are 5 quotes from his book that will change the way you think of this bearded genius:
Play-station and Pirlo:
Looking like a man that is so serious throughout a game that you cannot see a smile flashing out of his teeth, Andre Pirlo tried to show his lighter side here. During his Milan days, Nesta was one of his best friends and that was where his love for Play-station begun. Both he and Nesta used to play with Barcelona i.e. Barcelona Vs Barcelona and this is what the genius has to say about the toy all of us LOVE.
“After wheel, play-station is the best invention of all time”
World Cup final 2006:
During the final of World Cup after that infamous Zidane head-butt incident, match gone on to penalties and Cesare Prandelli, Italian manager, told Pirlo that he’s gonna take the 1st penalty out. Looking so somber from his appearance and calm like a cucumber, Pirlo told what he was feeling at the moment when he gone on to score against Fabien Barthez then:-
“I lifted my eyes to heaven and asked for help because if God exists, there’s no way He’s French!”
Antonio Cassano & Women:
Well we all know footballers have super-hot girlfriends but here in this very quote of Pirlo, the Italian maestro explained what he thought about that and what comes first in his life i.e. women or football.
“Antonio Cassano says he’s slept with 700 women in his time, but he doesn’t get picked for Italy any-more.”
Football and defense:
In terms of defense, Pirlo shares the opinion of Sir Alex Ferguson as the Italian believes that putting star players in team is good for selling tickets, but in order to win a match, you have to get defenders like “KING Cannavaro” in Pirlo’s precise words.
“If I was a president, I’d never build a team with champions up front and dummies in defense .Put more simply, the team that concedes fewest goals wins the match.”
Football and Sex:
While this may seem to be an odd comparison for many, but Pirlo who explained about subjects like Geography in his book believed to put pen on the topic that ruins careers of the newcomers once they come in the glamour world that we see as football. Here is how the Italian puts an = sign between these two subjects:
“Football is better than sex, it lasts longer and even if it goes wrong, it’s not your fault alone”
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haha pirlo is love <3ReplyDelete