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Buffon: ‘I’ll continue only if Juve win the the Champions League’

October 24, 2017

Gigi Buffon confirmed once again that he will retire at the end of the season, the only exception being if Juventus were to lift the Champions League.

“There’s no margin to change my mind because I’m quite convinced of the choices I’ve made,” Gigi told Sky Italia.

“More than anything else I’m a very calm person in the sense that I don’t worry about the future and what my life could be, I just have to face it, and I’ll face it with enthusiasm, as well as the desire and curiosity to test myself.

“As a result I wouldn’t change anything just to have one or two more years. I don’t think I can add or take away from what I’ve already done.

“The only way I could do it would be winning the Champions League, then I could say ‘ok, we’ll I’ll try to win the Club World Cup’. Maybe Szczesny could play one game, and me the other, I don’t know.

“But I think with a goalkeeper like him behind me, it’s normal that I’ll step aside next year.”

SuperGigi was asked about the recent spate of anti-Semitic slurs left at the Stadio Olimpico by Lazio supporters, aimed at their city rivals Roma.

“The recipe is to do what is being done right now in the media, even now in stigmatising, then put in place initiatives to increase the sensibilities, as well as in the case of the Italian people.

“I think beyond that it’s a question of a cultural and consciousness problem.

“It’s undeniable that when you can touch it with your hands, touch the truth of history and what happened to humanity, you can’t remain indifferent to certain tragedies and certain scars.

“I think these utterances and xenophobic manifestations are the result of little knowledge of what history has taught us.”

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