They’re the A-League’s odd couple: one a vivacious, happy-go-lucky and charming Italian; the other an intense, quiet family man who shuns the spotlight – until he becomes a deadly scorer on the field.
But for Western United, the off-field personality differences between midfield maestro Alessandro Diamanti and the league’s greatest ever striker in Besart Berisha mean little.
Because once they take to the field, the two veterans share an incredible thirst for victory and a spectacular synergy, something that has quickly made the charismatic pair among the most enjoyable viewing in Australian sport.
Now Berisha has opened up on life at Western United alongside the “very funny” Diamanti, and talks about their shared love of the game – and an ethos which has guided him since the start of his career.
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