Tuesday April 9 2013
Pirlo: 'I've seen bigger comebacks'

Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus can overturn their 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, because he’s seen worse. “I was there in Istanbul and La Coruna...”

The Bianconeri lost the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final 2-0 and welcome the Germans to Turin tomorrow evening.

“After the first game we talked over what happened,” declared the midfielder.

“It certainly was not a good performance, as we played below our capabilities and they were better than us in that match. However, we have the chance to turn this around. We know it will be difficult, but it is achievable.

“Don’t forget I was there in Istanbul when Milan were 3-0 up against Liverpool and we were convinced we’d be lifting the Champions League trophy. It ended 3-3 and we lost on penalties.

“I was there in La Coruna, when after a 4-1 first leg victory we lost 4-0 to Deportivo. We were Milan, not any old team... Therefore, Juventus must be convinced that we can do this.”

Pirlo also praised teammate Paul Pogba, who took his place in the 2-0 win over Pescara on Saturday.

“Pogba is a great player. He is very young, but has already proved his worth with Juve and France. We are happy that he is at Juventus.

“He already played at a great club like Manchester United, so he doesn’t need any advice from me. He can become one of the best, as he has the physical qualities to achieve it.”

The World Cup winner confessed he’ll be cheering on PSG in their Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona.

“It’s not easy going to Camp Nou to score a goal, but they can do it. I am supporting PSG, because I know many of their players and hope they can go forward in the competition.”

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