“I had a terrible time, I was alone, I wished him ‘Good night!’ depression “

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Mutu launches his autobiography for which he received 100,000 euros

The book, for which the former great Romanian footballer received 100,000 euros in exchange for “80 hours of confessions” will be launched at the Sports Festival, where a retreat match dedicated to Adi Mutu.

The most prolific Romanian footballer who has ever played in the Italian championship, the top scorer of Romania, together with Hagi, with 35 goals, decided that it was time for his autobiography to appear.

For the time being, he has received 100,000 euros for the hours in which he was revealed to Cătălin Oprişan, and the organizers of the Sports Festival are also staging a retreat match, organized six years away from the moment when “Il Fenomeno” announced the end of his football life.

A game in which big names in world football have confirmed their presence, such as Fabio Cannavaro, Fernardo Couto, Claude Makelele, Alessandro Del Piero, “Jimmy” Floyd Hasselbaink, Luca Toni, David Trezeguet and Alberto Gilardino.

Passages from Adrian Mutu’s autobiographical book

“… The first days of December 2004. I was Adrian Mutu, a football player with a weekly salary as a movie star, with a latest car and performance bonuses. I lived in London, a city that would swallow you whole if you didn’t play the game of offside, newly divorced, without the possibility of seeing my two-year-old son, without real friends, but with a picture on the front page of the tabloids that sold, daily, 800,000 numbers.

The one in front of me was Peter Kay, one of the co-founders of Sporting Chance, the rehabilitation clinic I was in after being tested positive for cocaine following an anti-doping test by my team, Chelsea London.“, appears in the book.

… “From a football standpoint, things were going well. […] But in the back, London was ‘stealing’ me. I was a 23-year-old man, divorced, and the longing for Mario, my eldest son, whom I did not see, was crushing me. We had no friends, and my parents came, stayed for a few days, then left. The city was crazy, noise from morning to evening, the noise only ended around 2 in the morning.

Yes I made a mistake! Once in a while, a few times a little slower and I will never hide in acknowledging this. I had terrible times, I was alone, I wished him ‘Good night!’ depression. But I had the strength to come back, to start from the infinite minus, to fight, to prove that my life was not shut at the age of 24.

… But I never betrayed two things: football and the country. The first because I was fighting, proud, I always wanted to win, aware that if I fooled him, he would someday turn against me like a boomerang. Secondly, because the hymn heard dozens of times is the most beautiful thing in the world, believe me!

… Thursday was our ‘outing’ day, we had a club in the center, we were relaxing there. When I was taking my first step inside and the DJ saw me, the music stopped: ‘Guys, let’s greet Adrian Mutu who came here! ‘Il Fenomeno’ is with us! ‘ Almost a minute later, the whole nightclub shouted ‘Il Fenomeno, Il Fenomeno’, people who had never been to a stadium before. “. there are a few other passages in the book.

The components of the two teams at the retirement match of Adrian Mutu

Team Romania – coach / player Gheorghe Hagi

porters: Bogdan Stelea (no. 1), Eduard Stăncioiu (33)
field players: Laurenţiu Reghecampf (4), Vasile Maftei (2), Gabriel Tamaş (30), Cristian Săpunaru (22), Dorin Goian (15), Adrian Iencsi (23), Adrian Borza (20), Răzvan Raţ (3), Mirel Rădoi (6), Bogdan Pătraşcu (16), Gheorghe Hagi (10), Ianis Zicu (7), Paul Codrea (8), Giani Kirita (5), Ciprian Marica (9), Marius Niculae (18), Ionel Ganea (19) ), Daniel Niculae (21), Adrian Mutu (10), Adrian Ilie (11), Ionel Dănciulescu (25)

World Stars – coach Cesare Prandelli

porters: Sebastian Frey (1), Vlada Avramov (12)
field players: Paolo Cannavaro (28), Massimo Gobbi (19), Fabio Cannavaro (5), Alessandro Gamberini (55), Fernardo Couto (4), Dario Dainelli (3), Tomas Ujfalusi (21), Pawel Golanski (44), Riccardo Montolivo (18), Manuele Blasi (26), Claude Makelele (6), Marco Donadel (33), Martin Jorgensen (8), Franco Semioli (7), Alessandro Del Piero (10), Jerrel “Jimmy” Floyd Hasselbaink (15) , Erjon Bogdani (22), Luca Toni (9), Giampaolo Pazzini (17), Adrian Mutu (10), David Trézéguet (20), Alberto Gilardino (11).

Who is Adrian Mutu

Born in 1979, Adrian Mutu started his career in professional football at FC. Argeș, continued at Dinamo, and, with the transfer to Inter Milan in 1999, began a long love affair with Italian football. She was temporarily suspended after leaving for Chelsea and was suspended following the Cocaine scandal.

However, after returning to the peninsula, Mutu continued to impress, becoming Il Fenomeno, one of the most beloved foreign players in Serie A. During his international career, he played for Inter Milan, Hellas Verona, Parma, Juventus, Fiorentina, Cesena, Chelsea and Ajaccio.

Recently, he was named Fiorentina’s best player in the last 20 years. Captain of the Romanian national team and all-time goal scorer of the national team together with Gheorghe Hagi, Adrian Mutu is still today an emblematic figure of the Romanian sport, a brilliant man who has not yet revealed all his facets.

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