The National exhibition, open to the public until 26 September, makes a stop in Bologna. Tardelli: “Italy is always an emotion. Mexico 70 was too, which I simply saw on TV as a waiter”
The traveling exhibition of the Football Museum (“Azzurra, the great history of the national team”) makes a stop in Bologna: an exhibition (with, among others, the shirt of Silvio Piola, that of Fabio Capello of the 1973 goal at Wembley, the blue ones of Bulgarelli and Pagliuca) which will remain on view to the public in the environments of the Emilia Romagna Region until 26 September. The two legends Marco Tardelli and Gianluca Pagliuca, the president of Emilia Romagna Stefano Bonaccini and Matteo Marani, president of the Football Museum Foundation were present at the conference table: in the audience, also the CEO of Bologna, Claudio Fenucci, and the general manager of Sassuolo Giovanni Carnevali, as well as a representative of Parma. After the vision of the European Cup won by Mancini’s Italy last summer, here are memories and anecdotes. “Wearing the national team jersey, me for thirty-nine times and three world championships, is the dream of all the boys – says Gianluca Pagliuca -. The match that gave me the most emotions? It didn’t go well, but the final against Brazil in 1994 … Here next to me I have Tardelli and I envy him a little because he won the Cup. I came to nothing and it was in a certain sense beautiful anyway … “
Waiter first, then world class
Marco Tardelli won the 82nd World Cup “And it was obviously a dream, but also to remember that I saw the national team in Mexico in 1970 while I was a waiter. I exulted for the national team while I was doing my job and twenty-two years later winning the world championship was the greatest satisfaction. The national team jersey is a second skin: I did what I liked in life, I consider the blue jersey as the one that gave me the most satisfaction. Yesterday I was in Madrid doing interviews for Paolo Rossi, I passed by the Bernabeu, by the hotels that are no longer there: a wonderful experience that took me back years, to fantastic memories. The footballer of today? Even in my period the presidents told us to be careful, don’t get injured: now maybe they are more aggressive but a player never gives up the national team jersey, and it seems right to me. The blue jersey decides whether you did well in your career: I never listened to those who asked me not to go to the national team. Then there was Bearzot, a fantastic person, so it was doubly nice to go and dress blue. My favorite blue today? I like Barella a lot, but many guys from Zaniolo to Raspadori are growing well ”.
23 September – 14:36
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