Index – Tech – Nesta ate all strikers for breakfast except one

Alessandro Nesta At the age of 45, he is still familiar with the difficulties of the coaching career, currently out of work, he was expelled from the second bench of the second league Frosinone at the end of March. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, he talked about him on this track Carlo Ancelotti the etalon under whose hands he lived his heyday in Milan.

Carlo was like my second father, said the former 78-time Italian national team champion. “When he was our coach, I always had a good time, even though the last drop of energy was squeezed out of the man. I would have done anything for it. Carlo is a coach who doesn’t forget about his player even when he’s injured. It’s like a sponge: it absorbs problems, it doesn’t let them get to the team. Silvio Berlusconi, the owner, and Adriano Galliani, the actual boss, were terribly demanding people, for them only victory was acceptable, they kept Ancelotti and the team under constant pressure, but we didn’t feel any of that because Carlo always came among us with a smile.

In the interview, Nesta also recalled how he started playing football.

As a small child, when I was alone, I always fantasized about what it would be like to play football at the Stadio Olimpico. I’m a Roman kid, he said. “When I got a couple of new football picks from my dad, I slept in it. My father passionately loved football, and within that, Lazio. My brother had some developmental problem with his leg and the doctor advised him to play sports. My father, of course, took him down to play football. That’s when I started crying, Dad, I want to play football too. Well, that’s how it started.

Although he was already 26 when he signed for Milan, he still spent ten years with the red-blacks.

It was a wonderful ten years, though it was hard to get started. At first, I also hated Milan and Milan. But then, half a year later, I became friends with both the city and the club. And after that, I lived there like a king.

He highlighted two of his teammates in the interview.

Andrea Pirlo was one of the greatest footballers I could ever play on a team. He was eighty percent of Milan. And I could always count on Gennaro Gattusa. Even today, I would love to take it with me on vacation because I know he wouldn’t betray me. He never betrayed me on the field either.

He singled out three of today’s best defenders.

Virgil van Dijk is massive, unshakable, and he is also the master in the air. In short, the perfect defender. Thiago Silva is fast, technical, brilliant. When we played together in Milan, I was old, he did everything for me, but he did so well that I wasn’t even needed. And Sergio Ramos is a technical defender I haven’t seen yet.

In the end, the whip clicked as Nesta was asked about the strikers, so his opponents.

I coped with all the classic strikers in those times except one. I couldn’t catch him. Who was he? Well, Ronaldo. But not the Portuguese, but the Brazilian. It was no accident that he was called the Phenomenon.

(Cover image: Alessandro Nesta on September 12, 2020 In Italy. Photo: Giuseppe Maffia / NurPhoto / Getty Images)

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