Monday August 4 2014
Del Piero: I won’t retire yet

Alessandro Del Piero has reiterated his intention to continue playing for at least one more year: “This is my passion.”

The 39-year-old is on the lookout for another club following the end of a two-year stint with Sydney FC, with the latest links being with India.

For the veteran and former Juventus favourite, retirement is not yet one of the options on the table.

“I have not yet decided what is best for me, but I want to continue playing. This is my passion,” Del Piero has considered this week.

“I understand that I cannot continue my passion until I am 90-years-old, but I think that I am fit enough to be able to go on for another year, this is my idea.”

Del Piero will be in action on Sunday as part of an A-League All Stars XI to face Juve as part of the Bianconeri’s pre-season tour of Asia and Oceania.

“It will be a special game, not only for me but for the Australian Federation and all the players.

“It will certainly be exciting to come face to face with my old team. I do not know what will happen, because it will be a unique situation.”