Pirlo lavishes praise on Paul Scholes and the Premier League 6 years ago

Pirlo lavishes praise on Paul Scholes and the Premier League

Mutual love from the midfield maestros.

Ahead of Saturday's Champions' League Final in Berlin against Barcelona, Juventus midfield general and probably the coolest man on the planet, Andrea Pirlo has been waxing lyrical about all things football.

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He's a massive fan of Paul Scholes it seems and reckons the Premier League is the best league out there.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Paul Scholes of Manchester United clashes with Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso of AC Milan during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Old Trafford on February 23 2005 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

 

He told The Mirror, “I have been so fortunate to have played with so many incredible players throughout my career, but if I could pick one that I never got the chance to play with, it would be Paul Scholes.

“One of the all-time greats. A genius on the field, but private - no circus around him off it. I have a lot of respect for him.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City tackles Robin van Persie of Manchester United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

On the Premier League, he said, “The Premier League might not have the best team in Europe at the moment, but I still think it is the best league.

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"In terms of competitiveness and having five or six teams that are chasing for the Champions League, I don’t think anybody else has that.”