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    05.09.2015 14:30 - in: The team S

    Trezegol takes to Twitter

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    David Trezeguet takes to Twitter to reply to a number of fans’ questions, ranging from his playing days to the upcoming UNESCO Cup

    The Juventus Legends president took an hour off to talk to Bianconeri fans on Twitter today ahead of the UNESCO Cup on Tuesday evening.

    Having spent a decade knocking in the goals for the Bianconeri, supporters were keen to pick out the finest moments of Trezeguet’s playing career.

    He began with this early memory: “The best game I ever played in was when we won the first Scudetto at Udinese. It was an important match and we were playing against a tough side and elsewhere Inter had played an incredible match against Lazio. We won our match and managed to get our hands on the Scudetto after a long wait."

    The legendary forward netted on 171 occasions for the Old Lady, including some real beauties, but he has a favourite strike nonetheless.

    “The best goal I scored for Juve was without a doubt the bicycle kick against Real Madrid because it was in the Champions League and we were facing the ‘Galacticos’. Then another of my team-mates scored, which saw us through to the next round.

    "Another strike I remember very fondly came in a 5-2 win at Atalanta. I scored and went above Omar Sivori to become the club’s highest foreign goalscorer. That was the biggest personal achievement of my career."

    During his ten seasons with the Bianconeri, Trezeguet was rubbing shoulders with the mighty Alessandro Del Piero in front of goal. Needless to say, he only had glowing words for his former strike partner, calling him “excellent” on a personal level and “the best player” he teamed up with at Juventus.

    As for his future ambitions, the 37-year-old explained that becoming a coach did not represent his main aim at this moment in time, whilst underlining how much he is relishing his current ambassadorial role at the club.

    Turning his attentions to the UNESCO Cup, Trezeguet admitted that he’d be more than happy to partner any one of Fabrizio Ravanelli, Nicola Amoruso and Salvatore Schillaci up front in Tuesday evening’s charity event.

    He also paid tribute to two other Juventus Legends in Edgar Davids and Paolo Montero, who will be taking to the field in three days’ time.

    “They’re two top-class players and two huge characters. Both had enormous respect for and close ties with Juve. On top of that, they had an incredibly competitive edge. I think both Paolo and Edgar still have a place in the fans’ hearts because they gave you a lift. You knew that with them on the pitch you had a great chance of winning.”

    Delving into the joint initiatives of Juventus and UNESCO, Trezeguet recollected the outstanding moments from his recent trip to the Central African Republic and Mali, where he spearheaded a Bianconeri delegation to attend community projects, meeting many inspirational children along the way.

    “The main thing that I’ll take away from the experience is the fact that we put a smile on those kids’ faces when we arrived with Juve. They’re really into football and the Italian game in particular. They asked me a lot of questions about our players. What I thought was important was to go and check on both the existing projects and future ones.

    "That’s why I think the game we’re playing on Tuesday night will be important, as it will help the children continue not only with a project but also a dream. They have a tough life but they really want things to get better and they want to grow.”

    Trezeguet wrapped up proceedings with a look at the current team at Massimiliano Allegri’s disposal for the 2015/16 season, including a quick opinion on new signing and a compatriot of his in Mario Lemina.

    There have been some significant changes with some big players leaving the club, important players who had a big impact here. Now some new guys have come in and there’s a mix of experience and youth. The aim remains the same: to win things, and I hope – and I’m sure – the team will get back on track. Defeats also help to motivate you, work harder, consolidate and improve. I believe the squad is very united and they have some top-class individuals.

    “Lemina is an excellent player. A lot was being said about the player in France. He played for a big club in the French league in Marseille. He’s come in with a desire to develop and win things. He has a big future in front of him, as he’s still very young. The coach will know how to get the best out of him and so let’s hope he can play his part in making Juventus even better.”

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