Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon spoke to Rai Sports after his team’s victory against Atalanta in the Italian Cup final.
“It was a great emotion, ending my journey here like this is something that makes me proud. I am delighted to have shared so many adventures with my teammates and fans, it was the icing on the cake.”
“The fans, the Juventus people, the managers, the president, my teammates will always be a part of my life. Nothing will change. I gave a lot of love and professionalism, pride and courage every time I took the field.”
“I’m proud of it, but I’m 43 and all things must come to an end. Some choices may seem unpopular, weird, or crazy. But if I arrived at 43 like this it’s because that pinch of madness has never allowed me to set limits and stop dreaming.”
“I may not win anything, but I have never been interested in winning trophies. I want to travel and fight and push my body, my energy and myself to the limit. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“I might even quit because I feel happy and fulfilled. I have a beautiful family, I love my wife and children. But if there is someone crazier than me who makes me imagine something great, I follow him. This is life.”
“Life must be lived up to the last second with enthusiasm and the desire to amaze oneself. I have always asked myself a lot, more than what others asked me.”
“As long as I have the presumption of being an important goalkeeper, I do not set myself limits. I go ahead if I consider it stimulating, if not I will stop.”
“I have had many contacts. I’m analyzing the proposals I’ve had.”
“The one that I will find most stimulating and when I find a crazier madman than me I will follow him. “
” received a message from a company executive who could outdo me in this. I like those people.”
“In these three years I have been self-feeding, otherwise I would not have had a reason to continue. But I felt strong and good.”
World Cup 2022?
“Let’s see how I will arrive in December 2022. I have to continue playing, for the pride I have I don’t want gifts.”
“If anyone thinks I’m still reliable then that’s okay. But the challenge is with myself. Then if they don’t call me it’s right, because each coach makes his own choices.”