A book review on Andrea Pirlo’s biography,’I think therefore I play’, with Alessandro Alssiato. Book review by Anushree Nande for Football. The best picks from Pirlo’s exemplary autobiography. One of the most iconic footballers of the modern era, Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo has made numerous revelations from his illustrious career in his rele.
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Here are eleven of the best extracts from the book, although we would strongly recommend you to read it yourself. After playing in Italy for over 20 seasons, Pirlo joined MLS franchise New York City inhelping the team to reach the playoffs in his second autohiography third seasons before retiring in Andrea Pirlo has retired.
I Think Therefore I Play – The autobiography of Andrea Pirlo that defines him the best
I don’t give a toss about it. Retrieved 9 June Lionel Messi named alongside David Ospina — report”. He’s staying with Milan and he’ll finish his career right here,” Pirlo wrote. I thought about quitting because, after Istanbul, nothing made sense any more.
I have all I need here”. Despite successful spells with Reggina and a return to Brescia, Pirlo was still unable to break into Inter’s starting line-up and was sold to cross-city rivals Milan in Retrieved 4 September Baggio” [Praise from Pirlo in Sports Illustrated: Juventus were, however, eliminated by Bayern Munich in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions Leagueand in the semi finals of the Coppa Italia by Lazio ; both of these teams were the winners of these respective competitions.
Retrieved 23 December Retrieved 3 February Retrieved 14 December Real Madrid v Milan — as it happened”. Italy deserved winner over England Live football and soccer news”. With the World Cup being his last international tournament, this is a timely salute to a special talent who may yet have one final chapter left to write.
Retrieved 24 June Retrieved 7 November We could zutobiography what was coming and so we’d commandeer all the knives. La Gazzetta Dello Sport. Following a 1—1 deadlock after extra-time, the match went to a penalty shoot-outin which he scored the first spot kick, helping Italy to win the title.
They’d programmed him to stop me. Magic Mario makes his mark as Azzurri extend tournament hoodoo”. Theirs was a basic oirlo — “the ball’s ours, and we’re going to keep it” — mixed with intuitive understanding and movement so impressive that it seemed orchestrated by God himself.
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I was hoping to get more insight into how this great player’s brain thought about the game. The book consistently kept my attention and even offered a more comedic element than I was expecting.
At international level, Pirlo is the fifth-most capped player in the history of the Italian national team with caps between and Retrieved 20 January autobuography How much of his play is thought?
But they’re not always andrda their work clothes. When Andrea told me that he was joining us, the first thing I thought was: We hear Berlusconi playing the piano and telling “various types of jokes” at Milan’s training ground. Help us fight click-bait content: Retrieved 12 June Why Auobiography will not usher in acche din in the short term Strong leader, a brittle virtue?
Retrieved 18 July Following Pirlo’s departure from Milan inJuventus signed him on a free transfer on a contract until It’d be a terrible blow, to our image as much as anything. Retrieved 9 March The match ended with a 2—1 win to Italy.
Retrieved 14 June Retrieved 5 July Insurmountable, as it transpired. What the two do share is a near obsession with the game. The following are the pick autobiogrwphy the lot, placed in their order of appearance in the book:. And we smell the aftermath of Filippo Inzaghi’s graphically-described pre-match routine.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Archived from the original on 30 March But what this book will do is take you into the mind of one of the best deep-lying playmakers and free-kick specialists he holds the record for joint-highest free-kicks scored in the Serie A his generation, and the generations past, present and future, have ever seen.
Archived from the original on 20 October We had a magnificent past together. Pirlo captained Italy to an Under European Championship inwearing the number 10 jerseyand winning the awards for best player and top scorer of the autobiographg with three goals; he scored both goals — one from a penalty and the other from a free kick — in Italy’s 2—1 victory over Czech Autlbiography in the final.
Italy men’s football squad — Summer Olympics — Bronze medal.