Thursday September 15 2011
Siena aware of Pirlo danger

Siena attacking midfielder Franco Brienza insists his side must keep Andrea Pirlo quiet if they hope to beat Juventus.

The two teams meet in Tuscany on Sunday and Brienza, 32, fears the inspiration of the Italian international.

"I would, without doubt, take Pirlo out of the Juventus team," the former Palermo and Reggina man told Itasportpress.

"From what we saw in their game against Parma on Sunday, he's the player who shines the light for them."

Pirlo, who arrived on a free transfer from Milan in the summer, set up two of Juve's goals in their 4-1 success.

Brienza is also keen to win the game given that they'll be facing new Juventus boss Antonio Conte just months after he left Siena for Turin.

"Conte did a lot for this club and I want to thank him for taking us back into Serie A," he added. "However, we'll try to trip him up at the weekend.

"I wish him all of the best on the Bianconeri bench, but we want to beat him on Sunday by using the weapons at our disposal."