New Delhi, Sept 20 (ANI): Alessandro Del Piero's two-year Sydney FC stint helped raise A-League's profile and the former Juventus great is confident of making a similar impact as the face of the Indian Super League (ISL), which kicks off next month. After 19 trophy-laden years at Juventus and the Australia sojourn, Del Piero landed in New Delhi on September 18, making an unlikely stop on an illustrious career as a 'marquee' player of ISL's Delhi franchise as well as the league's brand ambassador. That he takes the new job seriously was evident as after a 24-hour flight from Los Angeles he headed straight to the ground where his Delhi team mates were practicing and was back to face the media on September 19 under a harsh sun near the parking lot at the Delhi University Stadium. Del Piero said it was his quest to experience soccer in different cultures that took him first to Australia and now to India.
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