I'm better than I was five years ago: Buffon
Italian legend and PSG goal-keeper, Gianluigi Buffon, opened up about his form in an interview with France Football. The former long-time custodian of Juventus said that he feels better than what he was, five to seven years ago. 2018-19 season of Ligue 1 kicked off from August 10 and it remains to be seen how Buffon performs in France. More details follow.
Is Buffon still trying to win the Champions League?
The Champions League trophy is the only glory in his illustrious career which Buffon didn't lay his hands on . Buffon won the World Cup in 2006, but Champions League honor has been beyond him. With PSG building up a squad that has the potential to challenge the best clubs in Europe, the 40-year-old custodian might want to give his dream a last shot.
Buffon praises his PSG teammates
Buffon has also said that he shares a beautiful relationship with the other two PSG goal-keepers, Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp. The veteran added that the daily work they put in is exemplary and they are all respectful of each other. It is important, according to Buffon, for a team like PSG to have three goal-keepers as they play around 60 matches per season.
Buffon's achievements with Juventus and Italy
Buffon won 7 consecutive and 9 overall Serie A honors with Juventus. He holds the record of having the most number of clean sheets in the Serie A. With Juventus, Buffon won the Italian Cup 4 times and the Italian Super Cup on 5 occasions. He is the joint-holder of the most number of IFFHS Goalkeeper of The Year, 5 times with Casillas.