The historical number 10 of Juventus spoke to www.fcbarcelona.cat about the Champions League final
Alessandro del Piero raised the Champions League trophee in 1995/96 with Juventus. He is one of the legends of the italian squad and is known as the historical number 10.
These are his best statements about the final, Xavi, Allegri, Pirlo or Iniesta at www.fcbarcelona.com:
Champions League final
- "Yes, I’ll be in Berlin. And I’ll be expecting … a final! So anything can happen. You can’t predict games like these. The favourite might win or the roles might be reversed. I’ve lost when my team were favourites, and I’ve won when they weren’t. That’s football and these are the games that count!"
"They’re two very different teams with very different histories. But they have one thing in common. Both teams have gained capacity and personality as the tournament has progressed.
"Game after game, their level has improved, thanks to wins against the great teams they have met along the way. The semi-final against Real Madrid in this case and the quarter-final against Barça in the other."
Xavi i Pirlo
"We’re talking about the Olympus of football, on the greatest level of intelligence. They are two unique parts of football history, real phenomena. It has been a pleasure to play with and against them."
- "Pirlo’s free kicks, Tévez and Morata’s shooting, solid defending and the ability to hold onto possession to defend a result if they go ahead."
Els punts forts de la Juve
"Pirlo’s free kicks, Tévez and Morata’s shooting, solid defending and the ability to hold onto possession to defend a result if they go ahead."
Luis Enrique i Allegri
- "Allegri took over a winning team and improved it without shaking things up too much. He did it gradually, by inserting his principles without losing confidence in his team. Juve play serene, organised football now.
- "They play good football, it’s very technical. As for Luis Enrique, he’s also done an extraordinary job. The team has found brilliance and unity, with the guarantee of three great players up front who have complete freedom of expression, yet they always work for the good of the team."
"Messi is the number one. He has talent, instinct, passion and magic. Messi is part of football heritage and we’re so lucky that he’s living in our time and that we can enjoy watching him."