Pirlo explains retirement decision

first_imgAndrea Pirlo has revealed that he decided to end his playing career due to fears that he was reaching the point where he had passed his bestThe former Italian playmaker announced his retirement at the end of last year after enjoying a highly successful playing career that had spanned over two decades and had seen him major honours both at club and international level.At 38 years old, Pirlo decided that it was time to retire with his contract at New York City coming to an end.“I didn’t want to get to the moment where people would question whether or not I still had it. I didn’t want people in the stands watching me if I was overweight or hit a bad shot and saying things,” he told Vanity Fair, via ForzaItalianFootball.“I didn’t want them to see that and think ‘Pirlo is old, he is finished, he can’t do it anymore’. I never wanted people to think that.”Top 5 Players with the best signature boots in football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – June 19, 2019 In world football and merchandising, there are many football players who have their own signature football boots and we are going to talk about…The former AC Milan and Juventus star is enjoying his free time with his family and has no plans to return to football in a coaching capacity immediately.“I’ve now had a lot of time to think about my future but we’ll see what happens. There’s no hurry. For now, I’m enjoying my family, my children and I’m travelling which I enjoy,” he added.“I’ll be going to the World Cup in the summer with my sponsors so I’ll be busy and I also play a lot of golf but I’m not on the level of [Andriy] Shevchenko or [Marco] van Basten!“I don’t know if I will become a coach, firstly I’d have to take my badges but it could be an idea.”last_img

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