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The current manager of Miami FC in NASL, Alessandro Nesta, provided an interview to BBC Sportsworld for their weekly football feature. Here are a few excerpts that I heard on BBC's World Service today.
1. On Paolo Maldini's call to come manage at Miami FC.
2. On the ownership's objectives at Miami FC.
3. On changing his mentality to coach in the USA.
4. On David Beckham's future project in Miami.
5. On his mentor, Carlo Ancelotti.
6. On the status quo at AC Milan.
1. On Paolo Maldini's call to manage Miami FC:
Il n'y avait peut être rien de plus beau que La Défense "Maldini-Nesta" pic.twitter.com/ptjD6TASef— Quaresma Grosskreutz (@Suuper_Pipoo) March 14, 2016
"It is very tough to start in a new country... I will try to give my experience to the guys but it's not easy. The two owners are Italian and for me that's good.... Paolo Maldini called me and we had a phone discussion with his partner at Miami FC, Riccardo Silva. And after 10 minutes, I accepted the offer. He's (Maldini) like a brother."
2. On the ownership's objectives at Miami FC:
Miami FC: parte la sfida di Paolo Maldini e Riccardo Silva @_Riccardo_Silva @TheMiamiFC… http://t.co/cqWLOxx0al pic.twitter.com/oUUID0D7UQ— Milanosportiva (@Milanosportiva) August 12, 2015
"They want to win. We going to try to do it. Three months ago, we had nothing. Now there are 25 new players. I don's know if we will win but we'll try to be in the first 4 teams."
3. On changing his mentality to coach in the USA:
#FeatureFriday Pablo Campos(@9apito) w/ @Nesta "I hope to absorb everything he teaches me" https://t.co/3HPg82KcGG pic.twitter.com/69xlDo7Ybr— #TheMiamiFC (@TheMiamiFC) March 18, 2016
"We're looking for players with passion. Here it's different. In my country, passion with sport, it's inside us. Here is different. You have to change your mentality completely. They come from college and play basketball and baseball. They don't have a lot of passion to play soccer."
4. On David Beckham's future project in Miami:
(English version) Nesta's #Miami FC dream is shaping up. Here my reportage and interviews https://t.co/HFhsVX8kzU pic.twitter.com/jwVrkBsjz5— Max Cristina (@Max_Cristina) February 12, 2016
"He needs two more years to start but he's welcome...
In LA, there are two (teams). In NY, there are two. I think Miami is big enough to have two also."
5. On his mentor, Carlo Ancelotti:
Alessandro Nesta: "J'ai de bonnes relations avec Ancelotti. Nous avons gagné beaucoup ensemble." pic.twitter.com/3Sj2fclRBZ— SocialRMadrid FR (@SocialRMadridFr) December 20, 2015
6. On the status quo at AC Milan:
I think it's impossible to win the Champions League without (a lot of) money.
Steve Amoia is a freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He is the publisher of World Football Commentaries since 2006 and published The Soccer Translator from 2008 to 2015.
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