Or at least let him speak his mind! On Monday, the Italian striker scored his second-ever goal for Italy, roasting Ireland defender John O'Shea with a volleyed hit to put Italy up, 2-0, on Ireland, in stoppage time, and secure their passage to the Euro 2012 quarterfinals out of Group C.
So this is how you win a $3 million horse race over the turf on Breeders Cup Saturday. If you're a trainer named Aidan O'Brien, and you've won the Juvenile Turf already today, you bring a horse called St. Nicholas Abbey over from Ballydoyle in Ireland, and you hand him to your son, Joe, who is 18, very soon, and who is very likely going to size out of being a jockey very soon, and then you watch Joe ride a perfect race from start to finish to win the Breeders Cup Turf, all the while hoping that your wife survives the whole business.
"My heart was going 100 miles-an-hour," said Linda O'Brien. "I'm barely able to stand."