The former fantastic playmaker of the giallorossi is ready to retire. He will play his last match in a few days in Chile. He has great memories of his period at Roma.
He was luminous like a lighthouse and precious as a rare jewel. David Pizarro was a total player, somebody able to master the skills of a midfielder. The Chilean star spent a long time in Italy. Although he played also with Udinese and Inter, his best memories are those in the eternal city.
In the city of the Italian football legend Francesco Totti, Pizarro is still remembered as one of the best playmakers have ever walked on the field of the Stadio Olimpico. He was a master in the possession phase, a player with a different vision and temper.
The former Roma player is now ready to say ‘stop‘ to his professional career. On Sunday, he will play his last match with his current team Universidad de Chile. Then, he will get a deserved rest and he will travel around the world to know something more about the current football.
“This week was more peaceful. I already got used to the idea of retirement, but these days were full of emotions too,” said Pizarro to the Chilean outlet La Tercera. “This is the right moment. I’m leaving football…football is not leaving me.”
“I am very curious to find out how football has evolved and what Italy is doing after the hard blow of not having qualified to the World Cup. I hope to learn a lot and work further in Chile. Football is my world.”
David Pizarro also unveiled his deep friendship with the Roma legend Francesco Totti. Apparently, the number 10 called him to know what he thought of his possible retirement. “He had mixed feelings. Although he [Totti] retired, he did not want to do it. He wanted to continue and I wanted to stop. These are things that you talk about as teammates, then you finally make the decision.”
“I spent my best years at Roma. The Champions League, the Scudetto challenge against Mourinho‘s team [Inter]… Physically we were a very strong team. Roma are my second skin,” concluded the Chilean player.