Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio is one weird guy. In addition to his proclivities towards fascism, Paolo lacks any sort of filter when it comes to pronouncements on Football League discipline, appropriate humility, and now, analogies involving leathery pop stars and historic cup upsets. Paolo says the goal he scored against Manchester United to help West Ham to an historic League Cup win in 2001 was “like having sex with Madonna.” We can only assume he meant this as a positive.
Paolo would like to try to recreate the feeling–of sex with Madonna–as a manager when Swindon Town plays Aston Villa.
“I have to tell you, when I scored that goal to knock out Manchester United, it was a very exciting moment,” Di Canio said.
“It was like having sex with Madonna. I don’t know if this will be the same as a manager. Probably yes.
“It would be fantastic. Let me try it.”
Wait, is he talking about another cup upset, or having sex with Madonna? You can never really tell with Paolo.
To be fair, Paolo has done good work at the League One club. In fact, to hear Paolo tell it, Swindon is more equipped to play a Premier League foe than their lower league contemporaries.
“Since my arrival, we have tried to play more like football is played in the Premier League,” said Di Canio.
“The way I work on the details with my football, I think it is easier to play against Manchester United (than lesser sides) because we play good football.
If you’re actually interested in hearing Paolo say these strange words, here’s the audio.