Baggio speaks about calcioBy: Francesco | November 11th, 2008
Since retiring from the calcio world, Roberto Baggio has dedicated himself to his family and has stepped out of the limelight, preferring to live the normal life. Every now and again he’ll give the odd interview, and when he does it’s always interesting to see what the most skillful player Italy has produced in the last 25 years has to say about the current state of the calcio world. Baggio was interviewed by “La Nuova Sardegna” on various topics and gave his thoughts.
On Jose Mourinho: “I find it funny when he argues with journalists, first he draws them in by agreeing with their thoughts, then he gives his thoughts and silences them all. He obtained extraordinary results in Portugal and England and they speak for themselves.”
On Alessandro Del Piero, his ex-teammate and considered a “rival” on the Nazionale: “Ale is a phenomenon. When you journalists thought and wrote that he was finished, he proved you wrong with tons of goals, beautiful ballistic efforts, and a very serious and professional behavior. Ale is phenomenal on the pitch and off of it, and is demanding first and foremost of himself. An exemplary captain for the youngsters, a guide for the newcomers, a trusted colleague for the veteran bianconeri like Nedved, Camoranesi and Buffon. I’ll say that he’s the mark of quality in this Juventus, and in my opinion he can make them fight until the end in the Campionato and Champions League.”
Then he had some quick words on Lazio: “Pandev and Zarate, che fenomeni (what phenomenons)”
on Cagliari striker Roberto Acquafresca: “I like him because he has strength, intuition, the essentials of the game and sees the goal like very few do.”
on Udinese and Napoli: “I won’t exclude an exploit from the Friuli side, I’m sympathetic towards Reja’s squad“.
and finally on Roma: “Roma, beautiful and fun to watch up until a few months ago, is like a withered old woman who needs plastic surgery to bring back it’s beauty and glamor.”
And for all those people reading this that are now becoming nostalgic and missing the beautiful play of Roberto Baggio on the pitches of Serie A, don’t worry I found a cure. Watch the following video: