The midfielder has won everything possible with AC Milan, but at the age of 32 opted to leave San Siro and begin again.
“I chose to leave Milan, as I wanted this new challenge for my career. I felt like a change.”
Antonio Conte’s 4-2-4 system means Pirlo is both the creative force and one of the only defensive figures in the team.
“It is not a problem for me to have responsibility in midfield, as it was the same situation at Milan.
“I immediately got on with Claudio Marchisio, but I don’t think there would be problems playing alongside Arturo Vidal or Michele Pazienza either.
“We wanted to put in a good performance for our fans and we managed it. We can’t help but be satisfied with the victory.”