Inter Milan legend Materazzi sees Verratti as Pirlo heir

Inter Milan legend Marco Materazzi sees Pescara youngster Marco Verratti as Andrea Pirlo's heir.

At 33, the Euros could be Juventus midfielder Pirlo's last international tournament.

Materazzi said: "Pirlo is extraordinary, someone like him will never be born. The issue will then be to adapt. But I think there is Verratti, one who can do really well.

"Even if he is charged with responsibility for being the new Pirlo, which would be impossible."

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