Milos Krasić Pays 10,000 Euros To Be on Time for Juventus TrainingBy: Daryl | August 26th, 2010
It’s easy to imagine that all professional footballers are overpaid, lazy and selfish. But Milos Krasic is none of those things, because Milos Krasić will willingly fork out €10,000 of his own money to make sure he doesn’t miss a training session. The man must love shuttle runs.
Croatian Serbian midfielder recently signed for Juventus from CSKA Moscow in a reported €15m deal, but then found traveling from Moscow to Juventus a little like the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. When Krasić arrived in Belgrade to get his documentation, the Italian embassy was closed for renovation. By the time this bureaucratic nightmare was resolved, Krasić had missed the only flight to Turin that would have landed in time for him to make it to training. I can think of plenty of footballers who would have given up, found the best hotel in town and then just flown out the next day. But not Krasić.
The new Juventus man paid €10,000 for a private jet, which got him to Turin and then to the training ground on time. Environmentalists might not be too impressed, but Juventus fans definitely were. (I think the fact that Krasić shares Pavel Nedved’s haircut might help his cause too).
To pay ten grand out of your own pocket, in order to make sure you’re on time for squat thrusts alongside Amauri, Iaquinta and co., well that’s dedication. So when Krasić pulls on his #27 Juventus jersey to face Bari in the first week of the Serie A 2010/11 season, I’ll be giving him a small round of applause for dedication.