Friday June 14 2013
Pirlo rejuvenated by Old Lady

Andrea Pirlo has predicted more success for Italian giants Juventus after two consecutive Scudetto titles.

“Joining Juventus was the right thing for everyone involved,” the 34-year-old told the Corriere de Bahia while in Brazil with the national side.

“I feel rejuvenated in Bianconero. I’m part of a great squad of players that has won and will continue to win.

“Without that move then I may not have even been here with the national side.”

The playmaker joined the Old Lady on a free transfer in 2011 after Milan opted against renewing his contract at San Siro.

Turning to the Confederations Cup, which will start on Sunday for Italy against Mexico, Pirlo was looking forward to the event.

“We deserve to be here, we are four-time world champions,” he said of the Euro 2012 runners-up. “It’ll be a great feeling to play at the Maracana and we want to impress.

“And then I want to come back here next year for my third and final World Cup tournament.”

Pirlo could win his 100th cap for his country this weekend. Only Dino Zoff, Paolo Maldini, Gigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro have reached three figures for the Azzurri.

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