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Ex-Juventus star Ravanelli: Sydney's Del Piero wanted lifestyle change

Fabrizio Ravanelli suggests that Alessandro Del Piero chose Sydney FC so he could experience a change in lifestyle.

The Juventus great signed a two-year deal with Sydney on Wednesday and his old teammate suggests he is looking forward to a new experience.

"I think it was a footballing decision, but also a lifestyle choice," Ravanelli told Sportal.

"He wanted to experience a new way of life and Australia will offer him that.

"Language is always the biggest problem, but Alex speaks good English. I don't see any problems."

Ravanelli also said that Del Piero could not sign with another Serie A club as it would simply be too hard to leave Juve for a rival.

"He couldn't stay in Italy, it was practically impossible," continued the former Italian international. "He had to go out of respect for the Juventus fans."

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