Tuesday October 8 2013
Juventus worried by Pirlo call

Juventus boss Antonio Conte is reportedly unhappy with Andrea Pirlo’s call-up to the latest Italian international squad.

According to Tuttosport, the Bianconeri were expecting Cesare Prandelli to omit the 34-year-old for the games against Denmark and Armenia.

Although Pirlo remains a key figure for the Azzurri, the Italians have already qualified for Brazil 2014 so the results of their final two World Cup qualifiers will be irrelevant.

The playmaker has played in eight games for the Old Lady so far this term – six in Serie A and two in the Champions League. He also played in the Italian Super Cup Final.

Juventus wanted him rested ahead of the Week 8 game at Fiorentina.

Pirlo has been joined by teammates Gigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio at Coverciano.

The Azzurri didn’t select Andrea Barzagli this time around as the stopper has struggled with a tendon problem since the start of the campaign.

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