“Above all that, what a human being. My condolences go to his family and his wife. They’ve been blessed that their paths crossed, the kids were blessed they had a dad like that, his wife was blessed she was married to a man like that.”
But after speaking for over eight minutes, Souness was overcome with emotion. When discussing Vialli’s battle with cancer, he said: “It was his fight, he wanted to deal with it himself, he didn’t want to burden other people with it… sorry.”
The pundit then broke down in tears before presenter Hayley McQueen stepped in to stop the interview and thank Souness for his words. McQueen said: “Graeme, we’re going to leave it there, I’m so sorry for you for your loss of your former team-mate and your friend.
“We’re ever so grateful, I’m sure those who are watching will be so grateful that you’ve managed to share such heartfelt memories of Gianluca Vialli.”
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