Bettega praises Del Piero
February 19, 2001
Juventus Official Site
"It is the kind of goal I
have always dreamed of scoring. A perfect mix of flair, skill, strength
and calm." This is how Roberto Bettega described Alex Del Piero's spectacular
goal, which won the match for Juventus.
The Bianconeri Vice president
goes on to say that, "in such a tragic week for Del Piero, his feat tells
more about the man than it does about the player. This I think was appreciated
by everybody, not just by the Juventus fans."
This week, at www.juventus.com,
we have received thousands of e-mails for Alex. First condolences for the
loss of his father and now letters of congratulation for his fine piece
of work against Bari.
"Alex is in his eighth season
with Juventus and has been fundamental in creating part of the clubs history,"
says Bettega, explaining why Del Piero provokes such strong feelings among
the Bianconeri fans, "as well as this Del Piero is every child's dream;
that is, being brought up in a club and becoming champion, same as happened
I think it's safe to say
that Del Piero is a product of Juventus. I don't want to take credit away
from Padova, but we included him in our youth team from a very tender age
and he has remained with us ever since, becoming world renouned champion."