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10 best excerpts from Andrea Pirlo's 'I Think, Therefore I Play'

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#4 ‘.....Much better to be a soldier on the pitch than in the bedroom’

Andrea Pirlo Anotnio Cassano

In the foreword of the book written by ex-Italy manager Cesare Prandelli (who was in charge of the national team at the time of publication), Pirlo’s love for the national jersey was made amply clear. And thus when we reach Chapter 6, we find substantial evidence for the same.

Without demeaning his compatriot for any of his activities, Pirlo firmly puts Antonio Cassano against him in a comparison that everyone would agree to, with the following lines, “Deep down, can he really be happy? I certainly wouldn’t be. That second skin, with its smurf-like blue, gives you a whole new image across the world. It makes you better, takes you higher. Much better to be a soldier on the pitch than in the bedroom.”

Who wouldn’t love a man like this!

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