Del Piero made a joke in England: against Italy he saw a retired player on the pitch

Clamorous gaffe by Alex Del Piero, who was commenting on Italy-England for a British channel: he praised an English player who has not played among the best on the field for years.

Author: Paulo Fiorenza

Highly esteemed not only in Italy but all over the world, Alex Del Piero after leaving Juventus, he increased his status as a global icon by ending his career between Australia and India, before moving to the United States. Fluent in English, former Juventus number 10 was called by British Channel 4 comment on the Nations League match between Italy and England as a commentator played last Friday at San Siro and won by the Azzurri 1-0 thanks to Raspadori’s goal.

Alex Del Piero columnist for Channel 4
Alex Del Piero columnist for Channel 4

A bitter night for the Three Lions team, protagonist of a bad performance and relegated with a round at the beginning of League B of the League of Nations, due to the now certain last place in the group behind Hungary, Italy and Germany. It’s not an easy time for England, who haven’t won a match in the tournament and haven’t scored from an open shot in more than 450 minutes (in the Nations League they only scored a penalty goal with Kane in the 1-1 against Germany in June), as well as manager Southgate, who many fans would have liked to have eliminated before the World Cup, a scenario obviously impossible to take into account.

In this grim situation, he gave him a moment to smile for the English fans. Del Piero, author of a gaffe that attracted great provocations on social networks. At the end of the match, ‘Pinturicchio’ analyzed the performance of the English team at Meazza when he indicated Shaun Wright-Phillips as one of the best players on the field on the British side. Too bad the 40-year-old winger, already a Premier League winner with Chelsea, he retired in 2019 and played his last game for the national team 12 years ago, in 2010.

Commenting on the departure of Kane and his teammates, Del Piero said: “While the English team pressed high, they had some dangerous attacks, especially when Wright-Phillips moved the ball.“It is possible that the world champion from Berlin was referring to Sterling’s equal role, the fact is that the mistake was too big and it quickly went viral on social media where fans mocked Del Piero.”But what game did you see?“, was the most popular comment. Who knows how well Alex was thinking…

Source: Fan Page IT