"I won't be here in five years," noted the 34-year-old. "But Giovinco will be. The future is his, along with [teammates] Claudio Marchisio and Paolo De Ceglie." Del Piero also admitted that he still wishes to be a part of Marcello Lippi's Azzurri plans despite his omission in recent times.
"I hope that door is still open," he added.