Friday May 17 2013
Pirlo on CL, Conte and his future

Andrea Pirlo has insisted that Juventus have to 'think big' if they want to win the Champions League next season.

The Bianconeri were knocked out at the quarter-final stage this term, losing over two legs to Bayern Munich.

But the midfielder has claimed that a European challenge is not impossible, whilst also commenting on his, and Antonio Conte's, future.

“This year we saw the gap that measures between us and the other great teams in Europe,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“But we came up against a very strong Bayern side who have got to the final sweeping past Barcelona.

“We need to grow and improve – but we will do that.

“To win the Champions League is tough, but we have to think big.

“Never say never. When I get older I might make a choice like Del Piero did.

“In the past I have been on the verge of transfers abroad and I always thought it would be a positive experience.

“Personally, I never had any doubt about Conte's future here. He will be the Coach of Juve for many years.”

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