Frog leaves football: “Something happened, I no longer have the passion”

In a long video on Instagram, the defender explains Monza’s consensual termination: “I didn’t want to make fun of anyone, I don’t have anything to give at the moment”

game over. This is the only comment on the long video with which Andrea Ranocchia decided on social networks to announce retirement. After the consensual decision with Monza, the 34-year-old defender announced that he had decided to say goodbye to football for personal reasons.

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“The past year and a half has not been easy – as he said in the video from his team Bastia Umbra – slowly the passion that I had always felt for this game faded away. In May last year, when I was still at Inter Milan., I felt that something was wrong. Right but I didn’t understand what it was. With the club we decided to part because I wanted to find new motivators and new feelings and I was lucky enough to find Monza who gave me a great chance and confidence, he offered me an excellent contract and the chance to get back into the game and understand what was happening to me. Unfortunately at the start of the season ‘The sensations didn’t improve and moving on it seemed as if the switch had stopped, there was no more passion. At first I didn’t want to accept it, I moved forward with the commitment but I felt like there was nothing left inside me. Then there was this bad injury in Naples which was It would take me months away: Without the necessary passion and determination to come back I thought it was right not to make fun of anyone, starting with myself. Heard me and Galiani expressed my uneasiness and my decision, he understood it and left as friends and with great respect I have nothing more to give at this time. Now I take some Time to arrange all these feelings and my thoughts for the future. I don’t really think I’ll go back to playing football, that’s not what I want.”

From Montanelli to Conte

Ranocchia also devotes a lot of time to being thankful, giving in to emotion many times: “Thirty years ago I started playing football with a tremendous passion, in the Bastia Umbra stadiums, it was great moments. I had great fortune to see this passion transformed in my work, I was in contact with many players As coach Pietro Montanelli, whom I met in Perugia and who rediscovered me as a defender. With my professionalism I always continue to enjoy. – And here his voice breaks – From Bastia, I arrived in Arezzo where I met Antonio Conte who literally transformed me into A winner, because he changed the way you think and grow.Conte pushed me into real football.I had beautiful and carefree moments, I wandered into many locker rooms and it enriched me in an incredible way, improved me and made me who I am today.I thank my teammates, since I was At the age of five in Monza Boys I played with incredible talents, in Inter, in the national team, I played with and against the great champions in the most beautiful stadiums in the world and this is what makes me proud. At these levels, no one gives you anything. Everyone gave me something, I hope that I would have given them something. Finally, I thank my family, my wife Julia and my children, they have given me joy and support. I’m lucky to have a really great team behind me.”