Juve face Roma this weekend in a huge game for their top four hopes.
‚ÄúSince becoming captain I have many times gone through the ‚Äėprotocol‚Äô of what happens just before a game kicks off,‚ÄĚ wrote Del Piero on his official website.
‚ÄúThe salute to the referee, the exchange of gifts and handshake with the opposition captain. These gestures become automatic, repetitive and with the mind already focused on the game ahead.
‚ÄúIf I stop and think about those moments, I realise they aren‚Äôt banal at all. Especially ahead of a match like this, when the captain on the other side is a player like Francesco Totti.
‚ÄúIf we add together all our goals, between us we have scored over 500. If we add up how long we have played for our clubs, then it‚Äôs 35 years. A lifetime.
‚ÄúThe same was true of my meetings with Paolo Maldini. I think the concept of a player being a symbol of a club cannot exist if you don‚Äôt earn it every day both on the field and off.
‚ÄúThis is why it is such an honour for me to face players like this.‚ÄĚ