Within the football world there are many stories that rarely get to meet. One of them is a Gianluca Pagliuca, goalkeeper Italian that defended the arc Inter Milan for 5 seasons and not went all that well with some characters and that there was a time that he wanted to ‘retire’ as Ronaldo the ‘Phenomenon’ and the rest of the front, they put very strong on the ball, being something that is not liked at all in his time.
According to information of ‘ESPN’, Gianluca Pagliuca it was an important piece in the old Inter Milan because, as we will remember, won the UEFA cup 1997-98 and although the workouts were a calvary, was of his best moments in Italy.
Zé Elias, excompañero of Gianluca Pagliucawas the one who recalled this humorous anecdote is that, as we already said, the training was part of the day, that most hated the Italian as though it was something usual to receive balonazos, says that sometimes yes is passed from the stripe, as throwing balonazos ‘to kill’ and with Ronaldo the ‘Phenomenon’ as a pitcher, you can imagine the pain.
“Once, we were training the definition. The players were put in front of them and when it came time to kick, not relax, we beat very strong. Oh, they were bombs! After a while it was very annoying practice, came out of the goal, he started to complain and he said that he was going to the club (laughter)”, mentioned Zé Elias.
While this threat it was just that, the coach Luigi Simoni took it very seriously because he considered that what he was doing was a lack of professionalism, forcing him to return to the field just with the same ‘promise’; to run it on the computer.
“‘Gigi’ Simoni called Pagliuca and said: ‘If you leave the training, do not turn more to the team! It is so with me.’ Pagliuca thought, breathed and. turned around. He returned to the goal but or Ronaldo, I or the other we hit it so hard. We try to support him,” said the brazilian.
Finally, and notwithstanding his threat of leaving the Inter Milan, Gianluca Pagliuca it was a great companion with all. Tried to bring a good friendship with allnever get in trouble and although you may not have obtained so many achievements on the pitch, they make a good memory of him.
“It is very good people. We were always good friends, we work together after the Inter-when we got to Bologna, we still talk and I can say that we live good times in the field”, sentenced Zé Elias.