Pirlo was appointed last year with no previous coaching experience and could only lead reigning Serie A champions Juventus to fourth place this season.
Pirlo believes Champions League qualification will not be the decisive factor in whether Juventus decide to keep him on as coach for next season.
Pirlo said the 36-year-old Portuguese striker, the top scorer in Serie A this season with 25 goals, would rest to avoid risking a more serious injury
The Juventus players are behind him, as is the club's hierarchy, but coach Andrea Pirlo must put a stop to any further slip-ups.
Two goals at the start of each half punished the Italian champions before Federico Chiesa rescued an away goal late with the second leg in Turin on March 9.
Juventus should not require a slap to wake up even if the atmosphere at grounds is soporific, coach Andrea Pirlo said.
The pair formed the backbone of a memorable AC Milan team for more than a decade and helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.
Serie A champions Juventus stunned Italian football on Saturday by naming World Cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo as manager on a two-year contract even though their former player has no previous experience in the role.
Juventus have appointed their former World Cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo as coach of the Under-23 side.
Pirlo was on the pitch when his team, Juventus, lost the UEFA Champions League final 3-1 to Barcelona in 2015.
Former Italian player Andrea Pirlo became one of the critics after Sweden defeated Italy 1-0 on Friday.
Many great players have won the UEFA European U21 Championships, they were young and this competition was a great achievement for them at that age.
In modern day football it is now the norm for players to switch clubs every two or three years