7 Jun A book review on Andrea Pirlo’s biography,’I think therefore I play’, with Alessandro Alssiato. Book review by Anushree Nande for Football. The best picks from Pirlo’s exemplary autobiography. One of the most iconic footballers of the modern era, Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo has made numerous revelations from his illustrious career in his rele.

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He was elegant in the extreme, much like his conversation. The room was furnished in sober fashion and there was some red wine on the table.

I Think Therefore I Play – The autobiography of Andrea Pirlo that defines him the best

I struggled to recognise him without his swimming cap but then I looked at him again and got a whiff of chlorine. What the two do share is a near obsession with the game. Retrieved 27 April Training would follow, then we’d be back on the computer games until four in the afternoon. Pirlo made his Italy senior debut on 7 September under Giovanni Trapattoniat the age of 23 in a 2—0 away win over Azerbaijan in a Euro qualifying match ; [] [] he also appeared in a friendly match in Pescara against Turkey on 20 November, later that year, which ended in a 1—1 draw.


Pirlo finished the season by winning the —12 Serie A title, after helping Juventus to secure a 2—0 victory over Cagliari. What we do is all very wonderful, but all very demanding, too.

I didn’t need to be asked twice. Started as an Arsenal fan at the age of 6. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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You can’t jump ship as well. The following season, Milan once again finished in second place behind Juventus in Serie A before their point deduction due to their involvement in the Calciopoli scandalalso reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions Leagueonly to be defeated by eventual champions, Barcelona[66] and the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. The narrative is at times humorous, at times heart-wrenching, but at all times gripping and engaging.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Imagine Pirlo in a midfield with Xavi and Andres Iniesta. This book serves as an inspiration to anyone wanting to have a real insider’s perspective into the world of football.

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The football world is in mourning, but at least autohiography have the memories. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Pirlo is as good a writer as he is a footballer. He rushed about at the speed of an electron. On 24 June, Pirlo produced a Man of the Match performance in the quarter-finals against Englandas Italy won 4—2 on penalties after the game had finished 0—0 in extra time.

Guardiola has taken all that and applied it to football, an imperfect science. Retrieved 14 June Some of us ended up missing games because of one of Rino’s fork attacks, even if the official explanation from the club was one of muscle fatigue.

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

Archived from the original on 20 June Sometimes winning can be draining. Retrieved 4 January Training would follow, then we’d be back on the computer games until four in the afternoon.

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