Frank Lampard Reveals He's Trying to Get Andrea Pirlo Drinking Beer

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterFebruary 21, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22:  (L-R) Professional footballers David Villa, Frank Lampard, and Andrea Pirlo attend the New York City Football Club Ride of Fame Induction Ceremony at Pier 78 on September 22, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Ride of Fame)
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Frank Lampard has revealed he has been trying to get his New York City FC team-mate and famed wine connoisseur Andrea Pirlo onto a different form of beverage...beer.

"I always try to get him a nice lager or a beer," Lampard told Shortlist (via the Sun). "He’s quite open to that but he is Mr Italian man, so loves his Italian restaurants, which there are a lot of in New York."

The two veteran midfielders have quickly become friends since trading Europe for the United States in 2015, often socialising with their families in the Big Apple.

"We spend time together with our other halves, go to dinner, share a glass or two of red wine. He owns a vineyard back in Italy, where he makes his own family wine, so he’s a bit of a connoisseur."

[h/t the Sun]