Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo says it would be foolish to write off AC Milan.

Juve have leapfrogged the Rossoneri at the top of the table.

But Pirlo says: "I must admit that stepping on to the field against Palermo in the knowledge Milan had already lost did fire us up even more.

"However, I don't believe Milan are in crisis. It's only normal to feel a little tired after the Champions League. We have to focus only on ourselves, as we are top and seven finals await us. At this point I can't even comment on the differences in the run-ins, as the results of other teams should not interest us."