World cup winner with Italy and Verona striker, Luca Toni has admitted he doesn’t know when he’ll be retiring, despite previously stating he’ll be doing so at the end of the season.
Toni has had just four goals in nine appearances for Verona, with the veteran striker recording more than 20 goals in his first two seasons with the club.
Luca Toni has enjoyed a fruitful career, playing for Fiorentina, Bayern, Roma and Juventus. He also enjoyed national success, making 47 appearances and winning the world cup in 2006.
We will still see more of a great, who doesn’t want to say goodbye to the sport.
“Everyone says I signed on to become a director of Verona, but the truth is I am still a football player and I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll retire in June or in 2017,” he told Tuttosport.
“I’ve been supposed to quit for the last four years and I’ll make a decision in the spring. A lot will depend on how the season goes and how I’m feeling, so whether I want to keep challenging myself all over again.”
One thing the Italian great will not be doing, however, is turning to coaching once his playing days are finished.
“No, it’s far too stressful. I’ve seen some of my ex-team-mates get wiped out so fast,” Toni said.
Toni returns to league action with Verona on Wednesday, when he will line up against one of his former clubs and Serie A title chasers Juventus.
“It’s better we face them now after the Christmas break, so hopefully some will still be distracted. Juve are clearly stronger, but we can cause them problems,” he said.