Denmark coach Morten Olsen is wary of Italy ace Andrea Pirlo ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier.

Juventus midfielder Pirlo will start for the Azzurri.

"Pirlo is certainly an important player," said Olsen. "If he manages to orchestrate Italy then it will be difficult for us to win.

"We have prepared ourselves in an effort to limit all of Italy and not just Pirlo. After all, if he doesn't get into the game then Italy still have Daniele De Rossi. We have to take everyone on."