Former Juventus striker Osvaldo finishes his career for a very strange reason
- The Italian retired at the age of 30 to focus on a music career
- He admits he would like to play like the Barca great but he feels sorry for the Argentine's lack of privacy
A bit eccentric former Italian striker Daniel Osvaldo shares his thoughts on Barcelona iconic No.10, Leo Messi in an interview with Spanish main sports publication Marca. Osvaldo believes he wouldn't want to pursue the same lifestyle as the Argentine has because, as for him, Messi doesn't even have a life.
Osvaldo claims: 'Would I like to be like Messi? No. I’d like to play like him, but he has no life. It’s as if he lives in a golden prison. He couldn’t go somewhere and quietly drink something. Maybe he doesn’t care about it, but I do.'
He continues: 'I imagine him buying the biggest TV in the world, but then he’s never in his living room to use it. Failing that, he probably drives a Ferrari, knowing he lives 15 minutes away from the Barcelona’s training ground…'
Osvaldo played for several Italian giants, including Juventus, AS Roma and Internazionale. During his long career, he managed to score total 92 goals in all competitions. However, at the age of 30, Osvaldo decided to retire from football and focus on music. He would later explain his decision by stating that 'the world of football was no longer for him'.