Only last week, the entire soccer world was very convinced about Pablo Daniel Osvaldo‘s exclusion from the Nazionale ahead of the upcoming World Cup. As a matter of fact, as he once again broke the famous code of ethics of Italy’s boss Cesare Prandelli by having started a violent fight with a teammate at his Southampton club, the Argentine-born forward strongly jeopardized his chances of even being considered for Brazil 2014.
However, as life sometimes gives second chances, the destiny of the 28-year-old seems to have approached a fortunate turnaround point that might entirely change his career. With the rising interest of Juventus, the player could rapidly find himself in an ideal scenario in which he could potentially earn his spot back with the Azzurri.
Considering that the Old Lady is the historical home of the national team, Osvaldo will have the opportunity to effectively adapt to the mentality of the players who authentically represent the core of the Azzurri both on and off the field. For sure, being able to interact on a daily basis with the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Andrea Barzagli will perhaps allow him to improve his professionalism.
Moreover, his behavior would also benefit from the simple fact of belonging to a team that really emphasizes the importance of following strict rules and norms. The Bianconeri are commonly recognized as being authentic Soldatini — little soldiers — for their great approach to their everyday work.
After all, even the great Diego Armando Maradona once admitted that, if he had ever played for Juventus, his career would have been much more gratifying and serene. For Osvaldo, the hope is is precisely this. In the meantime, Prandelli will be gladly waiting.