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 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
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
“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