Video Proving That Andrea Pirlo Was 'Immune To Pressure' Is Absolutely Mesmerising
A highlight reel of Andrea Pirlo showing he is 'immune to pressure' while completely running the midfield shows why he's one of football's greatest ever players.
The Italian's career spanned three decades and he won a slew of trophies, mainly in his time with AC Milan and Juventus.
But fans fondly remember Pirlo for the way he dominated Euro 2012 and had the entire tournament on strings - at the age of 33.
There is no doubting the World Cup winner was a world class player in his prime but it was how he got better with age that marveled fans.
His control with the ball at his feet was sublime and he had a knack of getting out of the most difficult situations.
Every other player on the pitch would look to him for inspiration in hope he could conjure up another bit of magic.
Pirlo was name in UEFA's Team of the Tournament for Euro 2012 after obtaining three man of the match awards en route to the final, the joint-highest with Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta.
The man himself was once asked about how he keeps his composure and it was the laxest reply ever.
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"I don't feel pressure," he explained per Goal.
"I don't give a toss about it. I spent the afternoon of Sunday, 9 July, 2006 in Berlin sleeping and playing the PlayStation. In the evening, I went out and won the World Cup."
He also once likened his style of play to a 'wandering gypsy' who just wants space to execute his brilliance.
"I'm a bit of a wandering gypsy on the pitch...All I'm after is a few square metres to be myself. A space where I can continue to profess my creed: take the ball, give it to a team-mate, my team-mate scores. It's called an assist and it's my way of spreading happiness."
Pirlo went on to play until he was 38 but he likely could have carried on longer as he still oozed technical class in the MLS with New York City FC.
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