The 40-year-old also mentions his favourite matches of his career
As Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was participating in a Facebook ‘Question and Answer’ session, he revealed which was the best save, clean-sheet and favourite match of his career. Are there any surprise answers? Let’s see.
The best saves and clean-sheets
Surprisingly, Juventus’ number 1 mentions three different saves. He responded:
“The one from Inzaghi with a header, the one against Lyon from close range last season. I had a nice one against Newcastle [United] too which came to mind.”
When asked about his favourite clean-sheet, Buffon replied that he clearly remembers the one he got in his Champions League debut against Sparta Prague. More recently, he mentions last year’s clean-sheet against Lyon on the day Juventus won 1-0.
His favourite match
When answering the question about his favourite match, Buffon was more diplomatic.
“My favourite moment is the beginning and the end, they mark important steps. At the start you’re experiencing new emotions, becoming what you are after so many sacrifices as a kid,” Buffon replied.
“At the end you can look back and see how far you’ve come.”
Nonetheless, fans managed to get a more clear and desired answer from the legendary goalkeeper.
“Germany-Italy in the 2006 World Cup without a doubt, and Juve-Real Madrid in 2003 which gave us incredible emotions.
“Then of course there was my debut with Milan.”
Gianluigi Buffon returned with the national team last week after announcing his retirement back in November. Many saw this return as a signal that he won’t hang up his gloves yet despite indications that this may be his last season. In the process, he played over a 1,000 matches while breaking several records. His last desire will be that of winning the Champions League, the one trophy that eluded him so far in his incredible career.