Speaking of the UEFA Champions League matchup with Barcelona, Juventus coach Pirlo said that he would have the greatest respect for Messi.
"In fifteen years, Messi and Cristiano have made great achievements," Pirlo said. "This is the first time I have played against Messi as a coach. I will pay him the greatest respect. He deserves it."
"Although there are some people absent from Barcelona, there are still very good players. For us, the key is desire and determination. The game will be tough, but it will be wonderful."
"We will play four guards. This is the only option at the moment. In midfield, there will be a battle between the two technical teams."