Saturday October 13 2012
Pirlo 'pleased' to inspire Messi

Andrea Pirlo is “very pleased” that Lionel Messi confessed to being inspired by him in a free kick for Argentina.

The World Player of the Year placed his shot under the defensive wall during last night’s 3-0 win over Uruguay and admitted he had followed the inspiration of Pirlo’s effort against Siena.

“I was very pleased to hear that Messi noticed something like that,” smiled Pirlo from the Italy training camp.

“The fact it was Messi just made me even happier.”

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