Andrea Pirlo Walks Out Of Interview When Asked If He's Looking Forward To World Cup With Italy

In a brilliant advert for UberEats, the legendary Andrea Pirlo stormed off set when an interviewer 'mistakenly' asked him if he was excited about taking part in the World Cup with Italy.

Pirlo, who might just get picked up by Hollywood producers after this sublime performance, took part in the spoof with Soccer AM presenter John Fendley and it's an absolute classic.

The Italian maestro was asked: "Surely with you in the side you've got a great chance. How excited are you about playing for Italy?"

His reaction? Priceless.

Pirlo re-enters the set and the presenter apologies on a number of occasions, but when 'Fenners' mentions a party - the scene is set perfectly.

McDelivery from Uber Eats have enlisted the support of eight football icons from around the globe to help find a #TeamForPirlo, as Andrea Pirlo gets ready to enjoy the tournament from the sidelines for the first time in sixteen years.

The above clip is to launch a series of videos based around Uber Eats is helping to find a #TeamForPirlo and international legends including Marcel Desailly, Cafu, Harry Kewell, Jared Borgetti and more are competing for Andrea Pirlo's support for their nations.

A series of videos will be released during the World Cup.

Pirlo's admission about missing out on the World Cup is a tad heartbreaking, as he watches on as a fan for the first time in 16 years.

"For the first time I can remember, I was not looking forward to the FIFA World Cup this year. I thought 'No Italy, no party' " he said.

"But there is still a summer full of football for me to enjoy as a fan at home with <span class="ms-bg-color-themeLighter ident_2912_2937" "="">McDelivery from Uber Eats"Without Italy at the tournament, I need a new team to support and I'm looking forward to meeting with some of the most respected footballers in history to help me make a decision!"

2018 FIFA World Cup fans can download (App Store or Google Play) the Uber Eats app to get their favourite McDonald's meals delivered direct to their door in less than 30 minutes for every game during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock comment cursor facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp ODDSbible