Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon opened up about his return to the club from Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and explained that his childhood dream of being a professional footballer is what’s stopping him from retiring.
The veteran keeper spoke to the club’s official TV channel (h/t Football Italia), revealing he kept in touch with the Bianconeri during his one season in Paris:
“The return to Juve was natural, in the end I had a wonderful year in Paris and I must say that I needed it to detoxify myself.
“However it’s clear that the contact with Juve was always there, with the President, with Fabio Paratici, and old friends. I played a season abroad without cutting the umbilical cord.
“I don’t know what will happen next year, it is true that two years ago I practically retired and then what happened, happened.
“Why am I not retiring? Because I feel fine, and I want to respect the dreams I had when I was a small boy.
“At that age I would’ve been thrilled had they told me that I would become a Serie C goalkeeper.” Continue reading