Thursday September 6 2012
Totti: Del Piero represents Italy

Francesco Totti thinks Alessandro Del Piero is the best advert for Italian football following his switch to Sydney.

The 37-year-old rejected a number of offers from all over the world to continue his playing career in Australia.

“Well done Alex,” the Roma captain, a former international colleague of the Juventus icon, wrote on his website.

“I’ve today been told that you will start a new adventure with Australian side Sydney. I’m very happy. Challenges for a champion like you never come to an end.

“Your ability and your way of being is the best possible advert for Italy across the world. I wish you good luck.”

After 19 years in Turin, Del Piero left the Italian champions at the end of last season when the outfit opted against offering him a new contract.