Alessandro Del Piero discusses the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala at Juventus and confirms he was never offered to return to the club as a director.
Del Piero spent almost his entire playing career at Juventus becoming the best scorer in the club’s history and the one with the most appearances.
However, a return to the club as a director has never been an option so far.
“I’ve never received such an offer and I am happy with what I am doing now. I would not want to have a role just for what I did in the past. That will remain forever and nobody could ever change it. The same is true of my bond with Juventus.
“I want to be considered for who I am now and what I can give,” the 2006 Italy World Cup winner told Il Corriere della Sera.
The Old Lady sacked Andrea Pirlo after finishing fourth in Serie A.
“It’s unfair to blame Andrea, he was not the only one guilty, everybody struggled at Juventus last season,” Del Piero said.
What has the future in store for Cristiano Ronaldo and Dybala?
“I think that CR7 has entered a phase of his career in which he can no longer do the same things he did ten or even five years ago. He has to adapt himself to his current potential, which is still very high.
“He will need to talk with Allegri and the club and decide if they want to continue together.”
Both Ronaldo’s and Dybala’s contracts expire in June 2022.
“I would make Dybala feel the trust, obviously if there is trust, and we can’t know that.”
The future of Gianluigi Donnrumma seems to be decided already with the 22-year-old who is on the verge of joining PSG as a free agent.
“I can’t judge him because for me Juventus were a real value and their fans were superior to any other thing,” Del Piero said.
“It doesn’t have to be the same for everybody, I’m saying this without expressing any negative opinion on him or those who don’t share my view.”
What does he make of Italy at Euro 2020?
“There is only one team in the first row and it’s France. I pick Belgium and England after them. As for Italy, it depends on the opponents we’ll face after the group stage, it’s something crucial in a competition like this one. However, I believe we can reach the final four in London.”