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IFD EXCLUSIVE – Faccini on Michael Bradley: “He will definitely be a leader”


Michael Bradley’s European agent Alberto Faccini granted us the opportunity to speak to him regarding the USA international’s move to the MLS, his experience in Roma, the upcoming World Cup and much more. According to Football Company SRL, and Mr. Faccini himself, he is the Italy-based Agent/representative for Michael Bradley.

How has Michael Bradley adapted to life in Toronto?
“Michael has found Toronto very well since his arrival. He told me that he’s doing well and so is his family.”

When he left Roma, did he leave on good terms with the club?
“Yes, the rapport with Roma is optimal”

Did Michael leave Roma to find more playing time for the World Cup?
“Yes, Michael was looking to find a club that would give him playing time and even Roma was very good and respected by everybody, teammates, coaches and directors. But his thoughts turned to the World Cup and he wants to be ready and in the best shape, so it is important for Michael to play with continuity.”

How did the change from Zeman to Garcia affect him?
“With Zeman, he was unmovable, with Garcia there were 5 midfielders for 3 spots.”

What was the biggest factor in deciding on Toronto FC?
“Firstly, the great interest shown by the President and the directors of Toronto FC, then the manager and the great objectives set by the club. Furthermore, the fact that Michael can give, with his great experience and ability, to continue the growth of football in the USA, and on this point, it makes him proud of the choice. He will definitely be a leader.”

How does Michael Bradley see himself in the MLS now?
“Michael is very excited for his new experience in the MLS.”

What is his biggest goal now in MLS?
“It’s returning to win and to bring his experience of 10 years in Europe, where with Roma he had reached one of the most important clubs in the world.”

Has Michael described his goals for the World Cup to you?
“Yes, we talked about it and like I said in the previous answer he had also made this choice (to move to Toronto FC) to get in the best condition to start in the World Cup, well prepared.”

Bradley joined admist a revolution at Toronto FC with other stars like Jermaine Defoe and Julio Cesar also joining the Canadian outfit.

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