Alessandro Del Piero has been given a rock star’s welcome when he landed in Sydney this morning. I certainly know what mood I’m in after an overnight cross continental flight but Del Piero looked as though he’d passed on the gin and tonics and made-4-transit rom-coms and got some sleep as he greeted the cheering fans and press scrum with a candour and class that indicated he will be just as valuable off the pitch as on it. And he’s very keen to be an asset on the pitch as he told Fox Sports
I am here not for the end of my career but for the start of my new career. I want to win some titles. I play to win.
Fans will be ecstatic that the star import is hungry for success and is not just using the contract as a means to ease into retirement. And did someone say hungry (cringe)!? Well someone’s named and Italian themed sandwich after the Juventus import. That’s when you know you’ve made it!
Here’s what else Twitter had to say about Del Piero’s Sydney arrival.
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