Osvaldo: People say I’m crazy…

Osvaldo: People say I’m crazy…

Dani Osvaldo says ‘everyone tells me I’m crazy’ for swapping football for music, but ‘with less money you live a more relaxed and peaceful life.’

Osvaldo played for the likes of Roma, Southampton, Juventus and Inter before retiring in 2016 to become a rock musician, and the former Italy striker is currently a contestant on the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing.

“There are two situations where you have big problems, when you have no money or when you have too much of it, because your head goes,” the 33-year-old told Corriere della Sera.

“It’s better to be in the middle: with less money, you live a more relaxed and peaceful life.

“It would’ve been harder to keep doing something I didn’t want to do anymore. I never had regrets. If things go a certain way, it’s always for a reason. You can fix a mistake, but not a regret.

“Everyone tells me I’m crazy. Even my father, a retired musician, occasionally says to me: ‘But I miss seeing you on the field.’

“It breaks my heart. Fortunately, there’s my mother who always says: ‘Just be happy.’

“At concerts in Argentina I’ve seen people singing things that maybe I’d written in my bedroom at 4am.

“And they could hear those words. That’s pure magic. I don’t need anything, that’s my secret.”

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