Pirlo has been a revelation since his move from AC Milan.
"Well, you need to know a bit of everything," he said when asked about the secret to his success.
"You need to know how to defend, how to attack, how to direct the game, win the ball and score goals - a bit of everything.
"I just try to give my best in training to be fit for the matches. The older you get it becomes more and more important to train well and focus on every single detail, just to stay in your best form as long as possible."