Pirlo: I'm a combination of AC Milan legends Maldini, Rivera

Andrea Pirlo says he's a mixture of AC Milan legends Franco Baresi and Gianni Rivera. “Baresi, Rivera and Paolo Maldini are true bandiere, but I talk on the pitch,” claimed Pirlo.

Andrea Pirlo says he's a mixture of AC Milan legends Franco Baresi and Gianni Rivera.

“Baresi, Rivera and Paolo Maldini are true bandiere, but I talk on the pitch,” claimed Pirlo.

“I feel very similar to Rivera in terms of origins and skills. With Baresi instead I share the same low-profile attitude – few words and plenty of action.”

The midfielder added: “I don’t think Silvio Berlusconi will sell the club. Perhaps they will look for different means to finance the club but the propriety will remain.”