AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has shrugged off criticism from Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

Pirlo is set to release his autobiography and essentially blames Allegri for pushing him out of Milan after 10 years.

"At times when you put together a team, you have to evaluate many different situations," responded the Coach.

"Nobody can put Andrea's qualities in doubt and it seems to me that he proved as much at Juventus as he did at Milan."