Andrea Pirlo thinks Italy can win Euro 2016: 'Why not?'

by Oct 11, 1:38 PM

Back in the international fold after a brief hiatus, veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo is optimistic over Italy's chances of tasting success at Euro 2016.

Speaking after Friday's 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan in a qualifying match for the aforementioned tournament, the bearded maestro was asked if the Azzurri can go one step further than they did at the 2012 edition of the competition.

“This Nazionale can win the European Championship in France. Why not?” Pirlo said.

“Of course, we’d have to improve a lot...”

Judging by the team's performance in the match against Azerbaijan, in which Antonio Conte's men required two goals from defender Giorgio Chiellini, that would be an understatement.

Feature photo courtesy of Toru Hanai / REUTERS