New York City FC officially presented their new signing on Thursday – football’s glamour man Andrea Pirlo.
The 36-year-old Italian midfielder joined the MLS franchise following a four year-stint with Juventus.
With Head Coach, Jason Kreis at his side Pirlo told the media he was not Stateside to be an “ambassador” for the game nor the league’s poster boy.
He said: “I’ve never been the kind of guy that appears on the covers of magazines. I’m here to play – not to be a tourist. It’s something that comes easily to me, it’s something that I enjoy doing and I think that I do it well. So of course I want to help MLS but my first responsibility is to play and to do well.”
Before Juventus Pirlo spent 10 years at AC Milan, where he won two Serie A crowns and two Champions League titles.
He earned 115 caps playing for Italy, helping his nation to the 2006 World Cup title and the Euro 2012 final.