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Del Piero asserts his love for Juve

February 26, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Alessandro Del Piero has stated that his ''deep love'' for Juventus is the motivation behind him signing a new deal.

Alessandro Del Piero
GettyImagesAlessandro Del Piero appears set to extend his stay at Juventus

Del Piero, 36, is nearing the end of his contract - and his career - but instead of sealing a lucrative move elsewhere, the Juve legend has opted to stay in Turin and help the club get back into the fight for trophies.

"I read stories with my name referenced to certain behaviours that do not belong to me and it makes me bitter," he said on his personal website.

"The motivation of my career has been my deep love for Calcio, Juventus and the fans. Money is not my main concern as I have already gained a lot in life. I could make more money by accepting offers from other clubs but that's not what I want.

"I told the president that my motivation to sign a new deal is not economic but instead a desire to win again. I want to underline my love for the club and the fans. I want to sign the last contract of my career with Juventus.''