Former Sydney FC superstar Alessandro Del Piero says there’ll be room for sentiment when the team he’ll captain – the Foxtel A-League All Stars – play Juventus on August 10 in Sydney.
Speaking from Los Angeles the Italian champion told host broadcaster Channel 7 he was looking forward to coming back to a city that’s special to him.
And the prospect of beating a club where he won the lot over 19 glorious years is motivating the Italian superstar for one more virtuoso performance on Aussie soil.
“I’m very happy to come back to Sydney,” he said.
“Me and my family spent two wonderful years there [with Sydney FC].
“We have to show what we can do. We play for a win, for sure.”
The game will be a perfect opportunity for Hyundai A-League fans to see the World Cup winner one more time. It’s set to be a special day for the fans of both teams and Del Piero himself.
“Every moment we spent [in Sydney] was a good time. The weather is terrific, the people… me and my wife and my family remember Sydney with a big smile.”
Del Piero was presented with his number 10 Foxtel A-League All Stars jersey in LA.
The Foxtel A-League All Stars squad arrives in Wollongong for a training camp today (Friday) where they'll be based till mid next week. Del Piero is set to begin preparations with the team in the coming days.The FOXTEL A-League All Stars will meet Juventus at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 10 August with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally. Match Details FOXTEL A-League All Stars v Juventus FC Sunday 10 August 2014 ANZ Stadium, Sydney Kick-Off: 7:30 pm AEST Click here to buy your tickets online. To purchase over the phone, please call Ticketek on 132 849 or get your tickets from your local Ticket agency. Ticket Prices Category A - $169.50 all tickets Category B - $99.50 Adult, $59.50 Concession, $258.50 Family Category C - $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession, $158.50 Family Juventus Active Area - $59.50 Adult, $39.50 Concession Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card charges may apply. Ticket Price includes Public Transport, conditions apply. Hashtag: #ALvJUVE