Del Piero is an icon of world football, but for Juventus fans he has reached almost a God like status. His love for the club and his determination to play under any conditions in order to help his beloved club win has made him a cult hero among the diehard Juventus fans.
He has left the club to continue his career but he will forever be linked with Juventus, and he will always be one of the classiest players you will ever see.
When we think of Del Piero we perhaps don’t think of great quotes or even of someone who is extremely outspoken, but he is someone that when he talks, everyone should listen as it is proven by the quotes below.
“Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures.”
“Luckily, thanks to the way my parents taught me, I think I can handle the fame in the right manner.”
“I even scored Monaco's goal too. Please, put it down as an own goal for me!”
“Italy have plenty of high-quality players. Newcomers need time to get adjusted to the set-up and the system of play. I'm very young, and although I think I have shown good quality in my international games, I realize that there are plenty of others competing for places.”
“As far as our fans are concerned, I'm the only one who counts; along with my teammates, obviously.”
“I'm the leading scorer in the cup, and that's lovely, but don't forget this is also a great moment for the whole squad, when the two things coincide you can't ask for more.”
“As captain, I must always be an example to my team-mates. I'm calm and I don't have any problem with the coach or with the club. My only goal is to be ready whenever I have the opportunity to play.”
“As for Sweden v Denmark it is hard for it to end 2-2. 0-0 and 1-1 are results which are easier to achieve but 2-2 would make you think of an accord between the two sides.”
“One bad showing will not stop us. Having so many games so close to one another on the one hand makes things very difficult but on the other it gives us the possibility to remediate things right away.”
"The championship was won by me and my teammates in equal measure, Naturally, it's nice to be the center of attention, and the fact that I've scored more goals than in past years and have scored more than my teammates has obviously given me a high profile. I've just tried to do my best as always... and I've definitely grown. But I have to thank my teammates and all those who have worked with us."