7 Jun A book review on Andrea Pirlo’s biography,’I think therefore I play’, with Alessandro Alssiato. Book review by Anushree Nande for Football. The best picks from Pirlo’s exemplary autobiography. One of the most iconic footballers of the modern era, Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo has made numerous revelations from his illustrious career in his rele.
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OTOH, there are a few good lines and anecdotes here and here. But he is always drifting, drifting, drifting into open space so that he can be given the ball. Pirlo himself retains a stake in the family business. Training would follow, then we’d be back on the computer games until four in the afternoon. He began to tell me about Barcelona, saying that it’s a world apart, a perfect machine that pretty much invented itself.
Andrea Pirlo: the night Pep Guardiola tried to sign me for Barcelona
And ever since it’s existed, I’ve been Barcelona, apart from a brief spell way back at the start when I’d go Milan. Milan overcome sombre Sevilla”. He never illuminated English football either, though there was briefly talk of him replacing Steven Gerrard at Anfield.
Retrieved 5 June The Turin club suffered a group stage elimination in the Champions Leaguehowever, but managed a semi-final finish in the Europa Leaguelosing out to Benficawith Pirlo scoring a match winning goal from a free kick in the round of 16 against Fiorentina. Pirlo Changed Football Forever”.
Perhaps I’d spent so much time on the PlayStation that I’d ended up inside it, sucked into a parallel universe by my favourite hobby and now at the mercy of a puppeteer with some kind of enchanted hand.
Retrieved 29 January Anushree Nande Published writer and editor. When his side was in control? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Cavani and Hamsik clinch Coppa Italia and dash double dreams of Turin giants”. What he’s achieved hasn’t been about miracles, rather a gentle programming of his players. Retrieved 29 September Archived from the original on 4 February Il Corriere della Sera. Archived from the original on 12 July Australia – Italy “.
Top 11 extracts from Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography “I Think Therefore I Play”
Retrieved 5 July UEFA Euro qualification. Archived from the original on 25 May All You Need to Know”.
I thought about quitting because, after Istanbul, nothing made sense any more. He joined the Italian senior side in September and captained the Olympic team to a bronze medal in andre Olympics.
With 46 matches and 16 goals, Pirlo is the record appearance holder for the Italian U side, and the second highest goal-scorer after Alberto Gilardino. Retrieved 7 January Maybe my effort put some pressure on England. From around the web.
In the semi-final against Germany on 4 July, he assisted Fabio Grosso’s opening goal in the dying minutes of extra-time, and was again named Man of the Matchas Italy triumphed 2—0 over the hosts.
Retrieved 4 February Archived from the original on 11 June Pirlo in space with the ball is a nightmare to the opposition. It was at Milan, in particular under manager Carlo Ancelottiwhere Pirlo made big strides in developing into a world class player, and one of the best deep-lying playmakers and set-piece specialists in the world, as he went on to achieve notable domestic and international success during his time with the club.
Paul Pogba scores winner after Andrea Pirlo celebrates th Champions League appearance with trademark free-kick”. Retrieved 3 February We can’t have everyone leaving.
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