Andrea’s autobiography is now out in English!
I can’t say with any certainty how many virtual matches I’ve played over the last few years but, roughly speaking, it must be at least four times the number of real ones.
Pirlo v Nesta was a classic duel back in our Milanello days. We’d get in early, have breakfast at 9am and then shut ourselves in our room and hit the PlayStation until 11. Training would follow, then we’d be back on the computer games until four in the afternoon. Truly a life of sacrifice.—From Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography. I don’t know why but this is hilarious to me. (via unrealcities)
Andrea Pirlo on his “panenka” penalty v Joe Hart -
“As I began my run up, I still hadn’t decided what I was going to do. And then he moved and my mind was made up. It was all impromptu, not premeditated.” - (I think therefore I play, Andrea Pirlo’s autobiography)