Friday April 27 2012
Pirlo: 'Scudetto race is special'

Andrea Pirlo admits it is “a special” Scudetto duel for him between Juventus and his former Milan teammates.

“We knew the Rossoneri would fight to the end and clearly after playing there for 10 years I feel it is a special race for me,” Pirlo told the official Juventus website.

He received an award from the Lega Serie A as best midfielder of the month of March, voted for by fans.

“We have seen progress from game to game and as time went by our self-esteem grew. I immediately settled in, helped by the fact I had already known some of my teammates for many years.

“Being in a new team gave me extra motivation.”