A true football legend, Andrea Pirlo feels his body is finally telling him ‘it’s time’, he ‘listened’ to it, and made a decision he seems to be perfectly fine with.
You realise that the time has come. Every day you have physical problems, you cannot train as you want because you always have some problem
the 38-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
At my age, that’s enough. It’s not that you can go on forever until the age of 50. I’ll do something else
the New York City FC player said, announcing his retirement from the game in December, or, to be more specific, his retirement as a player, not generally from the game, as he seems determined to stay involved in football.
At 38, it’s just right to give young players room. I’m not angry. Instead, I will give a hand to team-mates and to the coach
Pirlo also said. As for the future, he avoided saying something specific, simply because he hasn’t focused on his next step yet.
I’ll do something else, I’ll be back in Italy in December. Work with Conte? They say things, I have some ideas, but give me time to decide
he commented, when asked if he could verify some rumours that he will start a coaching career as Antonio Conte’s assistant.