Sunday February 19 2012
Pirlo: 'I'm ready for Milan reunion'

Andrea Pirlo is already looking ahead to next week’s clash against his old club Milan. “I won’t be emotional, as the game is too important.”

The midfielder spent 10 years at San Siro, but scored his first goal in a Juventus jersey during last night’s 3-1 win over Catania.

“I am happy and the goal was important, as we were trailing at the time. We always put in strong performances against the smaller clubs, but lately were unable to score.”

Next weekend there is a head-to-head for the Scudetto against Pirlo’s former teammates.

“The return to San Siro will be exciting, but I won’t be emotional after that, as the game is too important. I don’t think we are the favourites for this match.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to miss out due to his ban, although Milan have lodged an appeal to have it reduced.

“I hope all the strongest players can take part,” added Pirlo.

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