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Saturday April 1 2017
Pirlo wants to play Napoli-Juve

Andrea Pirlo confessed Sunday night’s Napoli-Juventus is “the kind of match you really want to play in.”

It kicks off at the Stadio San Paolo tomorrow at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“This is going to be a fascinating and delicately-poised game for sure,” the New York City FC midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday March 26 2017
Pirlo: 'Quality generation for Italy'

Andrea Pirlo is impressed with the “quality generation” of Italy players coming through, including Marco Verratti, but “Gigi Buffon is still the best.”

The New York City FC midfielder sat down for a lengthy interview with the Corriere dello Sport. You can read the rest here and here.

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Sunday March 26 2017
Pirlo: 'Allegri problems at Milan'

Andrea Pirlo described his decision to leave Milan after 10 years, finding a new challenge at Juventus and “problems with Max Allegri.”

You can read more on the New York City FC star’s interview with the Corriere dello Sport here.

The midfielder moved on as a free agent in 2011, going on to win another four Serie A titles, but it was a difference of opinion with Allegri at San Siro that prompted him to change.

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Sunday March 26 2017
Pirlo: 'Juve can win Champions League'

Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus can win the Champions League this season, but admits he still feels the “painful” loss against Barcelona.

The New York City FC midfielder sat down for a lengthy interview with the Corriere dello Sport, touching on a number of subjects.

“Juve can win the Champions League. They are up to the level of the others, if not above that. They are more tactically compact and can certainly go all the way.”

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Tuesday March 14 2017
Pirlo: ‘Juventus will keep winning’

Andrea Pirlo believes “Juventus will continue to win for many years” and has sympathy for Paris Saint-Germain.

The midfielder left the Bianconeri in 2015, moving to MLS side New York City FC, and was asked by Gazzetta dello Sport’s Extra Time if he regretted the decision.

“I really miss games like Juventus-Milan,” Pirlo, who played for both clubs, said.

“Also Champions League games, they’re beautiful to play at any age. But I made a choice in July 2015 and I’ve never regretted it.

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Tuesday March 7 2017
Pirlo: ‘I’ll stop soon’

Andrea Pirlo confirms “I’ll stop soon” as it’s better to retire “when you decide, not when others tell you to”.

The former Juventus, Inter and Milan midfielder is now 37, and has just one year left on his contract with MLS side New York City FC.

“I haven’t really decided yet what I’ll do after my career,” Pirlo admitted, speaking to L’Équipe.

“I need to think about what’s best for me, whether that’s to be a Coach or a director or something else.

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Sunday February 19 2017
Pirlo to be Juventus ambassador

Andrea Pirlo will return to Turin as Juventus brand ambassador after he hangs up his boots at New York City FC, it’s reported.

Sunday’s edition of Tuttosport has the Bianconeri comeback as its front page story.

It is suggested Pirlo never truly cut his ties with Juve and is already making plans for a reunion.

It’s not yet clear when this will be, but the moment Pirlo decides to end his playing career in Major League Soccer, he’ll be heading to Turin.

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Friday February 10 2017
De Rossi to snub MLS for Roma

Daniele De Rossi is ready to reject an offer from New York City FC and MLS to extend his contract with Roma.

According to Eurosport, the 33-year-old midfielder has decided to continue for at least one more year in Serie A with his beloved hometown club.

It’s reported he was directly approached by former Italy teammate Andrea Pirlo for a spell in Major League Soccer.

However, DDR’s fine performances this season have convinced him to carry on in the Giallorossi jersey.

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Thursday January 26 2017
Vieira: 'No Khedira to MLS'

New York City FC Coach Patrick Vieira confirms Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira “doesn’t have any intention of coming to MLS at this time.”

There were reports the German international could follow Andrea Pirlo to New York and Major League soccer.

“There is nothing I can say because he’s not one of the players we are targeting,” Vieira told reporters today.

“He’s playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and he doesn’t have any intention of coming to MLS at this time.”

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Wednesday January 18 2017
Pirlo: 'Bright Milan future'

Former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo sees a bright future for the Rossoneri, thanks to Vincenzo Montella and his squad of young Italians.

The 37-year-old had already revealed his future after football and talked about the strengh of the MLS, and went on to discuss matters in Italy.

Has Pirlo heard anything about rumours of Sami Khedira joining New York City from Juventus?

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