Andrea Pirlo is relishing the opportunity to bring the curtain down on his Juventus career with a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League final appearance.
Juventus, who are aiming to reach their first European final in 12 years, face Real Madrid in the first-leg of their semi-final in Turin on Tuesday night.
The Old Lady secured their fourth consecutive Scudetto title at the weekend, and midfielder Pirlo says a win over Madrid would tee up a dream scenario for his possible farewell to the club.
‘To complete my journey in Turin with the Champions League in my pocket would be the culmination of a dream,’ Pirlo, who won the competition twice while at AC Milan said.
‘We have matured a lot in recent years, the international experience has served the team well,’ Pirlo added.
‘In the three seasons with [former coach Antonio] Conte we were still missing something, maybe we were not ready, and this year we have grown, along the way, the awareness that we can have our say everywhere.
‘We play good football, without fear or awe. Real Madrid are the biggest club in the world, the most prestigious, but we have a 50 per cent chance of going through.’