Buffon Confirms This Weekend Will Be His Final Game For Juventus

Ruben Hill
May 17, 2018

Gianluigi Buffon admitted he fears retirement as the veteran Juventus captain looks set to make an announcement about his future.

"The more I see him on the pitch, the less he seems to me like a player walking into the sunset", Veronica, 43, told Turin daily Tuttosport. That run includes the Azzurri's 2006 World Cup triumph, just one of the many trophies and accolades the 40-year-old picked up throughout his career.

"In Wojciech Szczęsny Juventus have an excellent goalkeeper, who also has 13 years less than me".

Juve and Italy great Buffon is expected to reveal his future plans on Thursday amid speculation the 40-year-old goalkeeper and 176-cap global will retire.

"Saturday will be my last match at Juventus and end my adventure so, with two cups, with the proximity of Andrea and all the Bianconeri people, will be the best thing".

"I've told him this so many times, but Gigi is a good guy he just laughs and nearly always replies: "maybe it's better this way". And when I'm not myself anymore, I'll go.

"This is the greatest gratification, and that is why I arrive at this moment so happy, because it's not something you take for granted to be able to perform at this level for so long".

'I would be dishonest if I told you I'm not afraid.

'After all, players like us, who have lived the game intensely, have to keep their minds occupied and have a reason to get up, something to fight for.

"The only problem is that my life has been organised for me for 23 years".

Buffon's career has nevertheless been more about the highs than the lows and, nearly 23 years since making his debut on November 19, 1995, for Parma against AC Milan, he bows out considered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. It sounded appealing. But deep down I feel very Italian. Gigi is a UNESCO world heritage, and trust me: I've played high level sport.

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