Sheffield Wednesday hero declares Owls love: “I’ll come to Hillsborough!”
He’s remembered as one of the most talent Sheffield Wednesday players of the modern era, and Benito Carbone has an impressive way of showing Owls supporters how much he still loves the club.
The Italian spent three exciting seasons at Hillsborough after joining in 1996, playing almost 100 games and scoring some incredibly memorable goals in the blue and white stripes before he eventually moved on to play for the likes of Aston Villa and Bradford City before returning to the country of his birth.
It may be more than two decades since the diminutive attacker last pulled on a Wednesday shirt, but he’s proven that he’s never too far away from his memories of club after revealing his SWFC-themed gym at his home in Italy!
Speaking to the club earlier this week, Carbone showed off his gym – complete with retro Owls shirts – as he passed on an important message to Wednesdayites around the country as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.
‘Benny’ said, “It’s my house, it’s my gym, and you’re still with me because I still love you… I’ll come very soon in Sheffield, I promise you I’ll come very soon in Sheffield to watch a game at Hillsborough.
“But, you have to promise me now that you stay home. It’s very important, with your family, to save lives. So please, in this very difficult moment, stay home. I love you, we’ll see you very soon.”
The 48-year-old scored 25 goals during his time in S6 and while he did leave under a cloud following a walkout in 1999, he has previously spoken of his ambitions to manage his former club if given the opportunity.
While Carbone has promised to visit Hillsborough again (he last played there in a 1-1 draw while at Bradford back in 2001), it remains to be seen when he will get the chance to leave his native country after it was ravaged by the Coronavirus, or when football will be back for Garry Monk’s side in the English Championship.