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The experienced shot-stopper has urged his team-mates to remain focused and has stressed that he is not thinking about retiring yet

Gianluigi Buffon has insisted that Juventus cannot afford to slow down if they are to win silverware in 2013-14.

The Turin giants currently sit top of the Serie A table with 49 points from 18 games, holding an eight-point lead over second-placed Roma.

Nevertheless, Buffon has warned that the Bianconeri must remain focused in order to hold off their rivals.

"We need to keep our foot on the accelerator now more than ever," the Italy international, 35, told the official Juventus website.

The veteran goalkeeper then went on to discuss his future and made it clear that he's not thinking about retiring just yet.

"I turn 36 on 28 January, but I’m still hungry for more.

"Maintaining my physical fitness is key, but above all I hope to make sure I always deserve that No.1 spot."

Buffon has a contract with Juventus until June 2015.