Tuesday May 6 2014
Pirlo: 'I'm still having fun'

Andrea Pirlo joked he’s “too old for PSG,” will continue playing as long as he enjoys himself and hailed Paul Pogba and Marco Verratti.

The veteran Italy midfielder has now won four consecutive Scudetto titles, as he was in Milan’s squad before the three-year winning streak at Juve.

“My main motivation is just to play football, because it is something I adore,” 34-year-old Pirlo told French newspaper L’Equipe.

“I have fun on the field and really enjoy it. Fortunately, even today, every morning I arrive at the training ground or each time I arrive at the stadium for a match, I still feel pleasure. I do not feel tired or fed up, it’s fun.

“The day I no longer feel that sensation I will undoubtedly go and do something else instead.”

For all his success, including the 2006 World Cup with Italy, Pirlo has never tried the experience of a foreign League.

“It’s true, I would’ve liked to try that. I had several opportunities to do so in the past and they came around regularly. At the end of the day, I chose to remain in Italy.

“We’ll see in future, why not? PSG? No, I’m too old for PSG! I want to stay at Juventus for a few more years, as I am very happy here.

“As soon as I arrived, I realised the desire to do better. The club had an ambitious project that took us to this point.”

If Pirlo is too old for Paris Saint-Germain, then the club is targeting his Juventus teammate Pogba.

“He will become a great champion. He just needs a little more time to grow and reach that pantheon.

“As for Marco Verratti, he plays with a different style to me. He is very good at short passing. Everyone has to make the best of their qualities. He has a lot of talent and is still so young, but he already plays in the Champions League for an ambitious club like PSG. The future belongs to him.”

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