“To share a changing room with players from the previous generation to mine is something special. One learns of so many great stories and catches some wonderful anecdotes because, in the end, we’ve a lot in common. It’s the Juve spirit that unites us all and has allowed us to create a winning legacy.”
These the words of Gianluca Pessotto, in charge of the Juventus Legends for Tuesday evening’s fundraising match against Boca Juniors Legends, the importance of which was put into its greater context by two of his players on the night in Ciro Ferrara and David Trezeguet.
Speaking first to JTV, Ferrara began: “The most important thing today is the continuation of this project that we’ve been working on for two years. The results on the pitch could have been better but we’re doing great work off it and at the end of the day, that’s what really counts. We really enjoyed ourselves out there tonight but we’ve always got our eyes on the bigger picture.”
After jesting that the “days are numbered” for his manager Pessotto, the former Bianconeri defender went on to voice his support for the direction the initiative is taking under Trezeguet, adding that the Frenchman is proving to be the perfect man for the role of Juventus Legends president.
“We’re delighted that David decided to take over the Legends presidency as he is always on the lookout for new opportunities for us. Would we go back to Madrid or Barcelona? Why not, they’re both beautiful cities and we gave a great account of ourselves over there, it’s just a shame we let Real win here last time!”