The former Juve coach presented at Karagumruk: “It is important to start over after a year off, my ambitions convinced me. My philosophy: to win and play well”
“I have had many contacts, with different teams, both in Italy and abroad. But the ambitions of this club convinced me: it was not difficult to choose. This adventure seemed to me the ideal choice for my career: I do not see the time to start “. Andrea Pirlo’s new life on the bench starts again in Turkey from Karagumruk after the sabbatical following the experience with Juve: “For me it is important to start again after a year off”, he said at the presentation with the Istanbul club. A city to which he is also linked by a memory as a player: “I have a bad memory left of the Ataturk stadium. Now I hope it will lead me to many good results”, he said recalling the defeat of his Milan in the 2005 Champions League final against Liverpool.
“I am a lover of football. Therefore, I have always followed foreign leagues, such as the Turkish one – Pirlo said of his choice of a club and a championship off the radar -. In addition I saw that there were other Italians playing. in this team and this pushed me to follow them also in the past years. A few weeks ago there was this opportunity to speak with the club and we started the negotiation. Coming to Turkey to work in an international championship was my goal, knowing that this club has the same goals as me, which are to do well and improve. ” And again: “I played in important teams and I have important contacts in the world of football: if necessary I will try to make the most of them also for this new experience. Even here in Turkish football there are important players. I, in my career, I also had the pleasure of playing alongside Turkish players. However, I don’t like talking about players who are not in our club. I prefer to concentrate on our team. ” Karagumruk has been in Super Lig since 2020 and after two eighth places they want to climb positions: “In my career I have always played to win. I’m here to do well and to try to get to the top of the Super Lig. I’ll bring my ideas here, trying to win and at the same time to play well “.
June 13, 2022 (change June 13, 2022 | 18:25)
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