Pirlo: I'm happy to end my career at Juventus

The Italy international says he is happy at the Serie A champions and has pledged his support to Cesare Prandelli after the Italy coach renewed his contract

Juventus veteran Andrea Pirlo has suggested he would be happy to end his career with the Turin club.

The 34-year-old, who has never played for a club outside of Italy, contemplated opportunities outside of his homeland in the past, but was content with life at Juventus Stadium.

"In recent years I have assessed chances to have an experience abroad, but in the end I'm fine here," Pirlo told Sky Sport.

"I think this is the best place for me to continue playing football.

"It's [Antonio] Conte's third year but the hunger to win is always the same. The formation and style of play has changed but our substance has remained the same.

"We have gained experiences and knowledge, things that have helped us to get the results we have.

"I always play to win, I always have big targets in mind.

"We are out of the Champions League but now we need to concentrate on the Europa League.

"The more targets you have, the greater the will to win."

Juve face third-placed Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, and are closing in on a 30th Scudetto, and third in succession.

But Pirlo claims the huge points difference between he and his team-mates and Rafael Benitez's men is irrelevant heading into the weekend's clash.

"We know where we want to get to. Napoli are a great team, the 20 point difference between the teams will count for nothing on the pitch," he added.

"In the reverse fixture with Napoli we played very well. It was a huge game but we went out onto the pitch to win, like we always do."

Pirlo's Italy are World Cup-bound in mid-year, and he has revealed is "happy" that coach Cesare Prandelli has renewed his contract.

"Prandelli's renewal? We are happy, he has done very well and it was right to give his project continuity," he said.