Buffon: As prolonged as I’m motivated, I will proceed
Juventus and Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon stated he’ll proceed playing as prolonged as he stays motivated to « suffer » and « fight ».
At the age of forty, Buffon is poised to originate a pivotal option in his life, with retirement on the horizon, though the previous is but to finalise his plans beyond the season.
Buffon – considered one of many all-time greats – appeared situation to name it quits following the World Cup in Russia, which Italy sensationally did now not qualify for.
However talking sooner than Juve’s rescheduled Serie A conflict with Atalanta on Wednesday, Buffon stated: « Motivation is every part.
« As prolonged as I have to suffer, to fight, I will proceed. After the fervour that motivated me in my first years, I situation myself the aim of having a mission, to continually fight for an even bigger neutral.
« I will have to gape – on the side of the membership – what vitality level I will have and whether or now now not I can proceed or now now not.
« What makes me pleased is the very fact that, whatever my future shall be, I feel very serene and gay for what my profession has been, and for what I deem I’ve given to Juventus, Parma, the nationwide crew and all of soccer.
« I know I basically have continually worked with outrageous seriousness and unselfishness, placing the suitable of the neighborhood sooner than my maintain. »
Reigning Italian champions Juve are one point determined of rivals Napoli with a game in hand.