So does everyone's favorite midget Koala Vulture hybrid. Platini also used to smoke when he was still playing. Buffon smoke too. I'm against the concept, but if they can peform, so be it. One of my best buddies is a fitness and conditioning coach and guess what? He smokes too.
Roma also missing some strong personalities. Only Kolarov and Dzeko have strong personalities, but Florenzi was a absolute joke as capitano compared to De Rossi and Totti.
At least we’ve guys as Buffon, Chiellini, Ronaldo, but also guys who gets less recognition as Matuidi, Cuadrado, Bonucci, Dybala, who are less leaders but very professional. Our youngsters Demiral, De Ligt and Kulusevski seem to be very focused. The dynamics are very different at Juventus. Even Nedved, Paratici and Agnelli are often praised to stand very close to the team. Big difference where Zaniolo at young age already is considered as the most important player at Roma.
Let's pass on Zaniolo and bring in the apex predator Chiesa. While we're at it, let's add Fagjinho and Plumberson Failieri for a stellar mercato befitting of a European giant with ambitions of lifting that coveted CL trophy.
Places from recent memory in my experience were central Europe (Hungary, Czech, Slovakia), and I've also experienced it more in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. Living in the UK I can also tell you that Albanians and Kosovans smoke a lot. Everywhere also tends to be highest in guys under 50, especially under 40, whether that is a peer pressure thing I don't know.
I think that there is a clause in players' contracts that they can't be smoking. Makes sense that if they are going to get paid millions, then the employer is justified to demand that they don’t smoke.
Just because in less than 12 months he was excluded from the Azzurini because he came too late to team meetings during an absolute crucial match, his club coach publicly criticized him because of his lack of work rate during a match, had a bust-up with team mates after a match and now is caught smoking.
Seems to always be in the news for all the wrong reasons now.