Tennis, tattoos, joking with friends and a spot of vanity - the AC Milan midfielder reveals all to Swide.com.
What do you dislike about the football world?
POLITICS IN FOOTBALL
Do you follow a special diet regime? What food do you refuse?
NO, I EAT EVERYTHING
Who’s been your worst enemy on the pitch throughout your career?
I’VE NEVER HAD ONE
What do you do on the bus or plane when travelling to games?
I LAUGH AND JOKE WITH MY TEAM MATES
What’s the worst joke your team mates have played on you?
I’M USUALLY THE ONE WHO PLAYS JOKES ON THEM
What attributes should the perfect coach have?
HE MUST KNOW HOW TO MANAGE AND TEACH A GROUP
Are there any rituals you follow before entering the pitch?
I’M NOT SUPERSTITIOUS
What’s your advice for all the kids who want to become a footballer?
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM BUT ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND
When did your love for football begin?
WHEN I WAS LITTLE
Do you prefer to play in the summer or winter?
IN WINTER WHEN IT’S NOT RAINING
What other sport would/could you have done on a professional level?
I LIKE TENNIS A LOT
Who do you think is the best example of a professional sportsman today (be it
in terms of success or otherwise)?
PAOLO MALDINI AND ROGER FEDERER
Do you use body lotion?
What type of aftershave do you use?
BULGARI, PETIT MOMENT
Stick or spray deodorant?
Do you consider yourself a vain person?
What role does sex have in the life of a sportsman?
THE SAME AS IN EVERYONE ELSE’S
How often do you go to the hairdresser’s?
What’s the funniest gift you’ve ever given to someone?
I HAD TWO FRIENDS PICKED UP AT THE AIRPORT IN AN APE CROSS WITH TWO CHAIRS TIED IN THE BACK.
Blonde, brunette or redhead?
Do you have any tattoos?
THREE GREAT TATTOOS
Do you prefer a woman in an elegant dress or a bathing suit?
Boxers or briefs under your shorts?
What handsome famous man would you like to be?
Which cocktail do you order when lying under the parasol?
I ORDER WATERMELON
Your first car and your most recent?
A GOLF, NOW AN AUDI Q7
LINGUINE WITH LOBSTER
A night on the town or an evening in with the family?
ON THE TOWN WITH MY WIFE
If you could choose to live anywhere, where would it be?
I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY, SOMEWHERE WARM. SIX MONTHS IN ITALY AND SIX MONTHS ABROAD, POSSIBLY BALI OR COSTA RICA…
What was the last gift you gave your partner?
A PAIR OF EARRINGS WHEN MY SON FRANCESCO WAS BORN
Do you like dressing smart? Why?
LIKE DRESSING SMART. KNOWING HOW TO WEAR CLOTHES MEANS TURNING A NORMAL ITEM INTO SOMETHING ELEGANT
Beer or wine?
ANGELS AND DEMONS
Favourite newspaper or magazine?
CHOCOLATE AND STRACCIATELLA
Where was your last holiday?
Your greatest wish? (That you can tell us)
TO HAVE A BABY GIRL
How often do you change your mobile phone?
WHEN IT BREAKS
Do you use Facebook?
Apple or Windows?
The last song you put on your Mp3 player?
“YOU ARE NOT ALONE” BY M. JACKSON
Playstation, Nintendo Wii or XBox?
WII WITH MY SON DAVIDE
What TV series did you like when you were a kid?
Which subject did you hate the most at school?
What is your greatest dream in life?
I HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED IT WITH MY FAMILY
What’s your average day like?
HOME, TRAINING AT MILANELLO, EVENING WITH MY FAMILY OR SOMETIMES WITH FRIENDS
With special thanks to Massimo Oddo
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