PIRLO: VERRATTI IS NOT MY HEIR

 

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The former Italian international Pirlo believes that there is another player is there who play similar kind of game like him is.

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The New York City midfielder Pirlo believes that he do not think that the PSG midfielder Marco Verratti plays like him.

The Former AC Milan lamented because of lack of playmakers in the modern game and he thinks Marco Verratti his own countryman was wrongly compared to him.

But he also expresses that he like his playing style and he thinks the game’s top midfielders possess different skill sets.

On this Pirlo said: "People compare me to Verratti, and I do really like him, but we have very different playing styles,"

"I like Roberto Gagliardini at Inter too, but he has a different role to mine.

"To be honest, I don't see anyone out there who plays the way I do. There are many talented midfielders, but not the kind of playmaker I am."

The former Juventus man also discussed his former Serie A club Juventus and he believes this season the Turin-based side has good chances of winning the Champions league.

Juventus will face the Catalan team Barcelona in the Champions league quarter-final and he recalls his memory were two years back in 2015 Juventus lost their Champions league final against Barcelona as it is one of his career regrets.

On this Pirlo added: Juve can win the Champions League. They are up to the level of the others, if not above that. 

"They are more tactically compact and can certainly go all the way.

"We were convinced that we could do it [in 2015] even if Barcelona had that trio in attack who could win the game at any moment. We started badly, but then got back on track, equalized and had the chances to win it.

"When you lose a final it is always bad, but for Juventus it was even worse. It had been such a long time since this club had won the Champions League.

"It was very painful for me too, as it would have been the perfect way to come full circle, achieving an objective I had set myself when I first joined the Bianconeri. After that night, I had nothing left."

 

 

 

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