PSG starlet Verratti: I can play with Pirlo

PSG youngster Marco Verratti feels he can play in Italy's midfield alongside Juventus' Andrea Pirlo.

PSG youngster Marco Verratti feels he can play in Italy's midfield alongside Juventus' Andrea Pirlo.

Verratti is known as the ‘new Pirlo,’ a comparison that was also made by Paris Saint-Germain Coach Carlo Ancelotti this week after his Champions League debut.

“I have similar characteristics to Pirlo, but I am convinced that I could play alongside him and I confess I dream of that scenario. It would be wonderful.

“I don’t know if Cesare Prandelli wants to use us together at some point for Italy. I don’t consider it a limitation to be seen as an alternative to Andrea, but rather believe that is an honour. I include him among the three best midfielders in the world.

“There are far more experienced figures in front of me in the Azzurri pecking order, so I will sit, wait for my chance and learn. Wearing the Italy shirt is a privilege.”

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