At the event “My name is Luca, Ballad for Vialli” held at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa, renowned sports journalist Fabio Caressa paid tribute to the former Italian National Team striker on the anniversary of his passing. This statement was reported by TMW.
Caressa spoke fondly of Vialli, saying, “We remember him with affection and with a smile, as he deserves and as he would have wanted.”
He reminisced about the lessons he learned from the former athlete. According to Caressa, Vialli’s professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment in football carried through to his work in television. He stated that Vialli was incredibly dedicated and conscientious, particularly when it came to expressing himself properly.
The journalist vividly recalled Vialli’s punctuality and preparation, which remained consistent whether he was on the football field or in front of the camera. The portrayal painted by Caressa honours the memory of the athlete, highlighting his remarkable work ethic and passion both in sport and in his subsequent career.
The moving tribute showcased Vialli’s impact not just as a player, but also as a influential figure off the pitch, remembering him as a mentor who deeply impressed those who had the privilege of working closely with him.