Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon shuns retirement plan in his career at the moment. The number one believes quitting now would rip him off the beautiful memory remaining after his record-breaking.
Buffon equals Paolo Maldini at the top of Serie A’s list of all-time appearances during his feature against Sampdoria. The former Italy goalkeeper replaced the injured Wojciech Szczesny in their away 2-1 win at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, on Wednesday.
The match became his 647th in Italy’s top flight and his 479th for Juve. Just one more than the earlier club record holder Alessandro Del Piero.
The Italian shotstopper spent 17 years in his first-term with the Bianconeri. And helping Juventus earn seven straight Scudetti before leaving for Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
The 41-year-old Buffon has not been without errors since returning from a single season adventure in France. But every goalkeeper is likely to make mistakes.
Meanwhile, the record-breaker knows he still has many experiences waiting. As well as offers in his third decade as a professional.
However, initial reports say the former PSG keeper is considering to withdraw but obviously not retiring soon anymore. He intends to set more records and build vast memories before exiting.
“The reason why I keep playing is that, together with my team-mates and the club, I can still give myself many beautiful emotions, which are worth living,”
“The thing that interests me most, more than the games I play, is the role I think I can play here at Juve. As for the future, I let life show me the way.
“Right now, I would be doing myself wrong if I thought about stopping because I feel like a point of reference regardless of the matches I’m playing.”– Gianluigi Buffon told Sky Sport Italia
Juve returns to the top of the table with the midweek victory in Genoa. Following the wonderful first-half goals from Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.