As Italy prepare for their crunch tie with Uruguay in Natal on Tuesday, Alessandro Nesta says that in veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo Italy have a player they wouldn’t swap for anyone.
Nesta, our Sony Ambassador covering Italy in Brazil, said: “Among the current crop of midfielders, no one can play long balls from deep like that. Those 30-40 metre passes right to the centre-forward are amazing. Many players play deep, but none is as intuitive as Andrea.
“He has lots of things others don’t have, but his intuition is key. I wouldn’t change him with anyone. Even at 35, and in that heat, I wouldn’t swap him with anyone else.”
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