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Sports News of Saturday, 23 May 2020


Guardiola and Baggio made things easier for me at Brescia - Stephen Appiah

Stephen Appiah Stephen Appiah

Former Black Stars captain admitted that he achieved his magnificent feats at Italian side Brescia because Guardiola and Baggio helped him.

The retired midfielder made a move to Brescia from Parma in the 2002-03 season where he put up a number of magnificent performances for the side. During his time at Brescia, he played alongside former Ballon d'or winner Roberto Baggio and current Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.

He earned his big move to Juventus afterwards and spent two seasons with the Bianconeri. In an interview with Nathaniel Attoh on the Joy Sports Link, he admitted that his impressive numbers was as a result of playing with the duo.

"I scored 8 goals the 2002-2003 season with Brescia because when you are playing with Guardiola and Baggio, they make things simple for you."

The 39 year old made 32 appearances for the side in all competitions for Brescia. He spent nine years in Italy before moving to Fernerbache.