Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has landed in Australia ahead of his move to Sydney FC, and is looking forward to a new chapter in his career.
The veteran's deal with the Bianconeri expired at the end of last season, and after a month of speculation, he eventually chose to ply his trade in the A-League, and the former Italy international was quick to deny that he had made the move to the Sky Blues for a final pay day before retiring.
"I am not here for the end of my career. I am here for the start of a new career," he told reporters at the airport.
"I know there is a lot of expectation, and I love that. All my life I played to win and I'm here to win. [I'm not here] to pass the time or stay healthy with my family. I'm here because I want to win."
While Del Piero has not played a competitive match since the Coppa Italia final in May, he is confident his fitness levels are good with the start of the A-League less than three weeks away.
"I've been training for two months with my personal trainer and a young team in Italy," he revealed.
"I've done everything I can to stay in good condition. Now I need to join the team, to get to know the players and the coach and work out what he needs."