Del Piero welcomes back form
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alessandro Del Piero is relieved that his return to full fitness brought goals.Alessandro Del Piero is relieved that his return to full fitness brought a brace of goals in a 3-0 win against Siena.
The former golden boy of Italian football has found his reputation tarnished over recent years, but is still capable of being the match-winner, as he proved against Siena.
Del Piero scored twice and set up a third for Mauro Camoranesi in Juve's win at the weekend, but insists he is still not fully fit.
"I think I have made steps forward but I have not yet completed my recovery," said Del Piero of the Achilles injury that has kept him out.
"There is always luck involved in scoring but I am feeling good.
"I have a little pain and it is not easy being at the top of your game when you don't feel 100 percent."
Coach Fabio Capello believes that Del Piero can recapture the glorious form of old, but must be given time.
"I have talked with Del Piero and told him he had to find himself," said Capello.
"It is the time for him to do this.
"I think the two goals were important to him and for Juve too.
"He did things in the match that he has not managed to do for a long time."