âI have re-evaluated my place in the world,â he told the Gazzetta dello Sport. âI still like myself, Iâm still a narcissist, but I am far more humble than I once was.
âFor example, in 2005 an American sponsor arrived and the contract was all ready for me to sign. There was a problem, as they got the colour of a boot wrong and I put the brakes on the whole thing.
âI scrapped a sponsorship deal worth 6m Euros over four years.
âSampdoria is the club where I want to play until the day I quit football. I have reached an interior consistency and calm that I had never experienced before and I certainly donât need more money.â