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Tuesday February 9 2016
Marrone ‘tried to steal Pirlo’s secrets’

Verona midfielder Luca Marrone says he ‘tried to steal Del Piero and Pirlo’s free kick secrets’ while at Juventus. 

The 25-year-old signed for Hellas in January and made an instant impression by assisting all three of his side’s goals against Inter from dead ball situations.

He revealed today that he attempted to hone his craft while with the Bianconeri by observing some of the world’s best in action.

“I learned so much at Juve,” he said to Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Tuesday February 2 2016
Ausilio: ‘Kondogbia will come good’

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio backs Geoffrey Kondogbia to improve - “he’s a great talent”.

The French international joined the Nerazzurri for a €40m fee from Monaco this summer, but has so far failed to impress.

“He needs to get to know everything,” Ausilio explained, standing in for Roberto Mancini at the pre-match Press conference ahead of the Chievo game.

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Friday January 22 2016
Pirlo: ‘Aiming for Euro 2016’

New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo confirms he’s aiming to go to the European Championships with Italy - “I want to be there”.

The 36-year-old has won 116 caps for the Azzurri, winning the World Cup in 2006 and inspiring his team to the final in Euro 2012.

“Of course, I want to be there,” Pirlo told Sky.

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Friday January 22 2016
Buffon: ‘Roma game crucial’

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits Sunday’s game is “crucial” to put Roma 10 points behind.

The Bianconeri are firmly back in the Scudetto race, while the Lupi have struggled in recent weeks, and the two meet in Turin on Sunday evening.

“If we win we’ll send them 10 points behind,” Buffon noted in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

“It would be crucial, because we’re talking about a dangerous team, fearsome. The further away Roma are, the better for us.

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Wednesday January 20 2016
Pirlo: ‘Pogba best youngster’

Andrea Pirlo describes Paul Pogba as the “strongest” youngster he’s seen, and plays down Marco Verratti comparisons.

The regista moved to New York City FC at the end of last season, following four Scudetti in a row with Juventus.

“The differences from when I started out?” Pirlo considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“There are many. At one time, when you came to the first team you were afraid to speak, you sat in the corner. It was a dictatorship by the veterans.

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Thursday January 14 2016
Pirlo: ‘Inter not appropriate’

New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo says a move to Inter ‘didn’t seem appropriate’ and reflects on his Juventus exit.

The Italy international left the Bianconeri in the summer after helping them win a domestic double and reach the Champions League final.

The playmaker was linked with a quick return to Serie A, with a loan to Inter in the MLS off-season suggested, but he put an end to those rumours.

“After losing the Champions League final in Berlin I reflected for a moment,” Pirlo told Corriere della Sera.

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Monday December 28 2015
‘It was time to leave Juve’

Andrea Pirlo says ‘Juventus wanted me to stay’ but that ‘it was time for something new’ and praises his relationship with Italy CT Antonio Conte.

The 36-year-old left Turin in the summer to join MLS side New York City FC, but is still targeting a place in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad.

“Juventus wanted me to stay, they didn’t send me away,” Pirlo told Gazzetta.it.

“It was my decision, I had other choices in my mind but decided on this one.

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Monday December 28 2015
Pirlo ‘will respect NYCFC deal’

Andrea Pirlo rules out a move to Inter and targets a spot in Italy’s Euro 2016 squad next summer.

The playmaker joined New York City FC in the summer after winning the domestic double with Juventus last season, and has been linked with a loan to the Nerazzurri.

However, the Italy international denied that a San Siro return is on the cards and instead looked ahead to his objectives at club and international level.

“The time to stop hasn’t arrived yet, I still have a lot of desire to play,” he said to Gazzetta.it.

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Sunday December 27 2015
Thohir: 'Icardi core of Inter future'

Erick Thohir hailed “fundamental” Mauro Icardi, the “core for Inter’s future” and why Andrea Pirlo won’t arrive.

The President sat down with Mediaset Premium to discuss being top of the Serie A table at Christmas.

“I’m content, not satisfied. Inter finally has a great sporting and managerial organisation. We're complete. But I can't say I'm satisfied.

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Wednesday December 16 2015
Pogba: 'I trained on free kicks'

Paul Pogba revealed he “learned from Andrea Pirlo” after scoring a splendid free kick in Juve’s 4-0 win over Torino.

The French midfielder curled in during this Coppa Italia Round of 16 rout.

“It was a great game, we were concentrated to the end and got the result we wanted.

“Now we are focused on the next match so we can end the year on a high,” he told Rai Sport.

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