Michael Laudrup learned it the hard way.
As a 19-year-old he was sold from Brondby to Juventus, who immediately hired the talented dane out to SS Lazio and here he was really come at stamford bridge.
"I come to Rome. We were 25 man in the squad - 23 Italian, the undersigned, and as a brazilian, laugh, that could only be Portuguese, and four words in the English language. And then came little Michael from Denmark with his school English. It was a harsh time in the beginning," says Michael Laudrup in the main applications for low podcast 'The Spirit'.
But it forced the Danish football legend to quickly learn the language.
"It did, too, that I after three months could understand very little Italian.
"And after six-seven months I had my first interview on Italian radio. I will never forget it. I was just so nervous."
"I sat, as we sit now, and chatted - and then the listeners call in with questions, and I just sat and concentrated. I just had to make it good, and I liked the idea of, if I could not understand them. There I was really nervous, but fortunately it went fine," says Laudrup.
Date Of Update: 14 December 2019, 12:00