Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero wishes to play in Major League Soccer – Serie A news
Juventus striker, Alessandro Del Piero, has expressed his desire to play in the Major League Soccer. The veteran insisted that he would love to be a part of any MLS side but only after he has served his contract with the Bianconeri.
The striker recently signed a contract extension with the club which makes him eligible to play until the end of upcoming 2011/12 season. Del Piero believed that there is still a lot of football left in him and he would like to grab any opportunity coming
his way whether it is in Italy or in America.
The 36-year-old had been a loyal servant of the Old Lady and has never made a switch since joining Juventus in 1993. Since then, the veteran has made 489 Serie A appearances from which he has bagged 205 goals so far. As a Bianconeri player, Del Piero has
made a total of 676 appearances in all competitions to date.
The Italian thanked the club officials for their continued trust in his abilities and seemed determined to perform in front of the ever enthusiastic home fans. He also revealed that his contract extension created a wave of excitement amongst the fans which
clearly signals the love and respect he has been getting for almost two decades.
The 36-year-old further added, “I think I can play on. In America? That could be a possibility. It’s a country that I do like. I could also take advantage of such an opportunity by going to watch the LA Lakers play…”
Juventus legend, when asked upon the future of his coach Luigi Del Neri, said that the manager had been a bit unlucky in terms of results, which has put his position under pressure. He believed that the club’s main objective is to win silverware and he would
welcome anyone who could bring Juventus back to the winning ways.
The Italian concluded by saying, “I’ll be happy to greet him, whether he is the new boss or not. If the new coach is Conte, then I’ll welcome him.”
Juventus will fold their season with a game against Napoli on Sunday, May 22 and could still grab that last UEFA Europa League spot.