Buffon refuses to retract controversial comments following AC Milan draw

The Italy international has reiterated that he would not have informed the referee if he had realised that Sulley Muntari's header crossed the line in Saturday's crunch clash
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has stood by his post-match comments regarding Sulley Muntari's disallowed goal.

The 34-year-old custodian was at the heart of the controversy in Saturday's 1-1 draw at San Siro as he saved the Milan midfielder's header after the ball had crossed the goal-line.

After the match, Buffon claimed he would not have helped the referee even if he had realised the goal was legitimate and he has now maintained his stance.

"The respect and the esteem I have for my team-mates are enough, I do not care about the rest," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I am happy the way I am. This is a world where everyone defends their position. I would say exactly the same things.

"I do not have to justify myself, people can write what they want. I repeat that I did not see anything in that situation."

Juve remain one point behind Milan in the race for the Scudetto but have a game in hand.