"I should have scored earlier," said Pirlo. "I am playing well, just like the entire team. We are pleased, though it's disappointing to concede the goal at the end.
"From time to time I know I must also chip in with goals. But the important thing is that the team wins and plays well."
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said of Pirlo: "Pirlo scored a goal, made an assist and spread the play very well. Considering his characteristics, Pirlo is irreplaceable at the moment."