Juventus veteran Andrea Pirlo has shrugged off failing to make the final three-man list for the Ballon d' Or. Pirlo was a contender to win the 2012 Ballon d'Or after his stunning year for club and country, but he didn't make the final three-man shortlist.

"It's right that they give the Golden Ball to players who score 80 goals a season, like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, or Iniesta. I'll just settle for a placing."

Pirlo joined the Old Lady in the summer of 2011 after his contract at Milan expired, but how long will he remain in Turin?

"I'm in no rush to negotiate a renewal," he said. "I'll just dedicate myself to what I enjoy - training and playing.

"Let's see how things are when my contract has expired. I still have a year and a half left on my agreement."