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Andrea Pirlo Confirms He Will Retire from Football in December

Andrea Pirlo Confirms He Will Retire from Football in December

Sunday marked a sad day for football as Andrea Pirlo announced his plans to retire from football in December, when New York City FC's MLS campaign concludes. Known for his curling free kicks and pin-point passing skills, Pirlo hung his boots after persistent knee problems proved to be a deterrent in his everyday training schedule.

He said: "Every day you have physical problems, you can not train as you like because you always have some stuff". The 38-year-old's contract comes to an end at the end of the year in December.

Pirlo had spent the last two seasons in the MLS with NYC FC, having called time on his astonishing career in Italy's Serie A.

"At my age, you have to say that's enough". Just because you were a good player doesn't automatically mean you can do it. It's not that you can go on forever until the age of 50.

The former Juventus, Milan and Italy icon has been with the Major League Soccer side since 2015 but has been plagued by injury problems this season. I will do something else.

"I hope AC Milan won't sack Montella", Pirlo said. There are things that are said, but give me time to decide.

Incidentally, rumors are circulating that Pirlo will become assistant head coach to Chelsea's Antonio Conte.

Then AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti saw Pirlo's ability to see a pass and shifted him to a new position of defensive midfielder.

The six-time Serie A and two-time Champions League winner's game, particular as he's got older, has always been to run the game from deep and let the ball do the work.

It was also during his time with Milan that he helped inspire Italy to World Cup glory in 2006.

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