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“I bring Juve DNA to MLS”

The metropolis has land. It seems to be like New York, however extra formal. The reception was loopy: a lot ardour. And then thirty-five thousand folks within the area cheering like loopy, smoke bombs, flags: mammamia and what issues!“.

And the objective.

“Sfeeling blissful. Amazing. A legendary manner to begin the journey“.

First of all, thanks, Bernardeschi! Want to rewind the tape?

Yes, gladly. Let’s begin with Juventus: an enormous thanks to the membership, the membership, the followers, the staff… As a participant I’ve gained loads, as a person I’ve grown and made essential friendships“.

Sorry to say goodbye, then?

In the second of greeting, sure, very unhappy. But then I noticed clearly that the journey was over. I noticed this on trip, after I did not have a staff but and was fascinated with what to do“.

There was a time when every part appeared to be going effectively. On the identical night time of 12 March 2019, Juventus-Atletico Madrid 3-0: the apotheosis of the expansion of expertise. So not every part went effectively.

The first three years at Juventus have handed, the second, Juventus-Atletico was the perfect ever. Then every part got here collectively: in a yr of dedication, when Sarri was there, the competitors is disrupted for months, every part is surreal, even when the match resumes. Everything had modified: the supervisor, the membership, the empty stadiums and my place as I continued to be relegated from one place to one other.“.

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Is it the coaches fault?

No, no! The error of the occasion: there have been different necessities, I’ve been giving my presence, as a result of I’m like that and I like to put myself within the work of the group. But all these adjustments and troublesome occasions, even for a membership, throughout a participant’s maturation can have an effect. Pirlo, for instance, had a special concept of ​​soccer and noticed me as a left-footed participant, however I could not play. I attempted, at all times due to the spirit of service and since Pirlo is an excellent individual and I had relationship with him, which I nonetheless preserve till now. But it did not assist. My fault, the fault of mental occasions that shake me somewhat, the fault of exterior occasions… It wouldn’t make sense to criticize somebody or one thing, within the lifetime of an athlete you undergo troublesome occasions, you. defeat them, you grow to be robust“.

Then Allegri returned.

And in December I used to be chosen because the MVP of the month. Then some bodily issues and the season that the staff struggled with. I’m sorry, it might have ended higher. But ultimately I go away Juventus with three league titles, two Italian cups, two Super Cups. Seven Cups is one other recreation that may stay in my coronary heart. One spherical is over, it was essential for me and now Juventus is opening one other one, which I would be the first to observe.“.

Do you just like the staff they’re constructing?

Yes, Pogba is many issues. Also Mary. It is an indication if such examples arrive. They are individuals who come to win, not to take part. And then there’s Allegri, a particular individual, for me one of many prime 5 professionals on the planet when it comes to administration. He should be an English administrator, with nearly all powers“.

Juve, his formation and Bremer in the middle of the defense

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Juve, his formation and Bremer in the course of the protection

And then there’s Dusan Vlahovic, who has adopted the identical path as him: a younger expertise from Fiorentina transferred to Turin. What do you assume they may do?

He is a hero. A dependable competitor: a mad scientist who takes care of every part and is insanely hungry. He jogged my memory of Ronaldo mentally. They are two completely different gamers, in fact, however they’ve that very same head, that plain ardour. And he is a good man. He wrote to me this morning… I want him the perfect as a result of he deserves it“.

What recommendation would you give him primarily based on his expertise at Juventus?

Embracing Juve’s DNA completely. Allegri is aware of how to clarify it very effectively: with this type of perspective and others you perceive that you just can not afford to miss even a go, as a result of each ball is essential. If you perceive and do not get crushed by it, you grow to be a hero. Now I’m bringing the Juve DNA to Toronto“.

Aside from the unique objective, how is it going?

Great! The membership may be very large and has the group of Real Madrid. I’m not kidding! The coaching amenities, the amenities, the power of the staff… It looks like being in a prime European membership. And round that there’s a sport that pursuits me: I’m in a sports activities staff that features basketball and hockey. It’s a $12 billion greenback firm with an unimaginable quantity of curiosity“.

Except for the chilly ball, then?

Crazy loopy! There are at all times a minimum of 30,000 folks within the stadium, after I arrived on the airport there have been a thousand followers, I used to be welcomed like a star. Here is one other world, one other imaginative and prescient: there’s extra pleasure, the need to have enjoyable, much less competitors, however a better depth and want to win. It’s the concept of ​​American sports activities that at all times intrigues me“.

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Top 10 wages in MLS: Chiellini and Bale absent

In quick, are you cheerful along with your resolution?

Happy! Look, at one level some Italian, English and one French groups sought me out. It was fascinating, technical work that would additionally appeal to me. But I assumed: in Italy you gained every part, with the nationwide staff you turned the European champion, I am unable to ask for extra, whereas MLS was new and thrilling. I signed a protracted contract, about six years. I need to be right here for a very long time, grow to be an idol, and develop different experiences. Think what Beckham was ready to do within the US“.

Really?

Sit down, I’m not evaluating myself to Beckham, however he lit the way in which for soccer within the US, which makes it very enticing to supporters and to individuals who weren’t within the recreation. It made it very fascinating and constructed nearly a Hollywood determine. There is far to study from his American expertise“.

How did the talks with Toronto go?

Andrea D’Amico was spectacular. He talked about me and Toronto, to the satisfaction of each of them. He is the one who opened my eyes to the chances of MLS, which isn’t as large because the NBA, however it’s constructed with the identical ideas, the identical spirit. Football is rising, the 2026 World Cup might be right here and there’s a want for the soccer staff to seem on the highest stage. And you recognize that when Americans need to launch one thing, they know precisely how to do it. More info is being posted: 10 years in the past 20 million wanted a allow, right now 200. Do you perceive what is going on?“.

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How did the primary recreation go? Purpose, assist and…

Very onerous work! (laughs) I hadn’t performed in months, it took me ten minutes to catch up. There’s a lot insanity right here, it is not going to be sensible but it surely’s a wrecking ball. They are all athletes and even in coaching they go a thousand occasions“.

And exterior?

The password is easy. For dwelling video games, you go to the stadium an hour and a half earlier than the sport, wearing regular garments“.

Well, “informal costume” is an concept for him…

(laughter)”Well, I’ve my very own model, proper?“.

So you come to the stadium individually, with no manner again or one thing?

Where. But there’s a nice depth of gamers: all nice professionals. Then autographs are signed for the followers after which a routine comparable to ours begins“.

What is safety?

They are bodily stronger, however much less vicious than ours“.

How are you chose?

Not very effectively, however we’re six factors from the playoff: the objective is to attempt to win all of them“.

Juventus very very like the concept.

I advised you! I bring the Juventus mentality to Toronto“.

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