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Arguably the greatest goalkeeper of the modern era has given his thoughts on the upcoming friendly match between Italy and Brazil.

Gianluigi Buffon has had a tumultuous time this term, as he has had to battle with chronic injuries that have hampered the large part of his campaign.

Despite this though, the Azzurri stopper proved that he is back to his best at the weekend, as his dominant individual display for Juventus against Catania, allowed his side to grab a vital victory, as they continue to chase down Inter for this season’s Scudetto.

This week Buffon and his Italian team mates have the opportunity to prove themselves on the global stage, when they do battle with Brazil in an international friendly to be played in London.

In the lead up to the match, the goalkeeper gave his thoughts on what it means to play against Brazil, and his will to defeat the five time world champions in the process.

“A match between Italy and Brazil can never be a normal game, and this is why I am looking forward to playing, and hopefully claiming a prestigious victory as well,” Buffon declared in an interview with Sky Italia.

“We are all very focused ahead of this match, and I do not want to say that it will be a battle between me and Julio Cesar tomorrow.

“There are ten other players on each team, and so this friendly will not be the comparison between two of the best goalkeepers in the world, as you put it.

“As well as this, there are two or three more keepers that are part of this ranking, and so it is unfair to make these judgments,” he added.

“I think I have done well in recent matches with Juventus, and so I am really looking forward to the test of playing Brazil, as I like being challenged.

“We will give our all in this match, and I will say that I want to beat Brazil to make it clear that we are the champions of the world,” Buffon concluded.

It should be an incredible night in London when these two sides do battle, and it all gets underway on Tuesday at 20:45 CET.

Adrian Del Monte

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