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"Misunderstood genius" - Pirlo’s partner slams Bernardeschi

Tue 01 June 2021 | 10:59

Valentina Baldini, Andrea Pirlo’s partner, hit out at Federico Bernardeschi when he revealed that he didn’t have the permission to play his own role under the reign of the ex-Juventus coach.

After being Azzurri’s captain in their thumping 7-0 victory over San Marino, the ex-Fiorentina winger, who netted the opener, admitted that he ‘enjoyed more freedom’ under CT Roberto Mancini.

When the Bianconeri dismissed the ex-midfielder,

Andrea Pirlo

’s partner Valentina lashed out and slammed


on social media.

She posted Federico Chiesa, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Gianluigi Buffon’s tributes as well as Bernardeschi’s interview after the friendly battle against San Marino.




always aims to play me in a role that suits my characteristics,”

 Bernardeschi told

RAI Sport


“It’s absolutely true that I feel more freedom here, because I’m allowed to take risks here


He was chosen to be part of the starting XI eight times this season in the Serie A and Pirlo’s partner responded to her husband’s criticism.

When on the pitch you show a millionth of what the real champions have done, but you decide to ‘risk’ the interview after scoring a goal against San Marino,”

she wrote.

“Misunderstood genius


Pirlo was fired following one season of being at the helm; however, he delivered two trophies during his first season as a head coach, grabbing the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana titles.


ended the Serie A season sitting fourth on the table and got Champions League qualification.

source: SportMob