Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli admits he hasn’t yet decided on his future after retirement, but “I don’t see myself far from football.”

He turned 38 this month and is hanging up his boots, with the game against Atalanta on Sunday his last at the Juventus Stadium.

“I will really miss the daily work, the jokes, preparing for games, suffering and celebrating along with the other lads,” Barzagli told reporters at a fan event.

Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli admits he hasn’t yet decided on his future after retirement, but “I don’t see myself far from football.”

He turned 38 this month and is hanging up his boots, with the game against Atalanta on Sunday his last at the Juventus Stadium.

“I will really miss the daily work, the jokes, preparing for games, suffering and celebrating along with the other lads,” Barzagli told reporters at a fan event.

“It’ll be tough, but a new journey begins for me now. The next year will be important in helping me figure out which path I should take, but I don’t see myself far from football.”

It has been reported Barzagli has a spot open as part of the Juventus coaching staff, but also an invite to join Antonio Conte wherever he may go next.

“The most significant moment of my Juventus career was probably the inauguration of the new stadium. That was when I realised how big this club really was. The first Scudetto was also special, as is the last, which marks the end of my career.”

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