Buffon eyes 10th Serie A title after the new contract with Juventus
Gianluigi Buffon, the Juverntus goalkeeper is eyeing the 10th Serie A title after signing a new contract that will keep him with the club till June 2018.
The veteran Italian goalkeeper has lifted Scudetti on nine different occasions since 2001 when he joined Juventus, leaving his former club, Parma.
Two of those titles were later revoked due to Turin side’s role in the Calciopoli scandal, but, the 38-year old goalie is striving to get more glory.
“We’ll see what happens next season. We’ll be starting in a very humble way next year as usual,” Buffon said.
“It will be my 16th season with Juventus and it could be 10 Scudetti. These figures certainly stress the great continuity in our performance.
“Certainly, I want to reach the team targets and to further improve – these are the main goals.”
The experienced goalkeeper has enjoyed a lot of success domestically, but, he had not experienced the magnificence of winning the Champions League.
Juventus was close to get their hands on the Champions League trophy in the last season, but, the Messi led Barca proved to be too much to handle for them.
This season, Buffon himself couldn’t do well while guarding his goal in the second leg that put Bayern Munich in the lead. Buffon said he it will be hard to forget his performance at that night.
“We have to improve in terms of pressure, character, concentration in some moments. That’s what we can take from out matches against Bayern,” he added.
“Assessing that defeat, I realised I made a huge mistake after the second goal, I really suffered from nerves from a mental point of view.
“That’s a great disappointment. I’ll have to cope with that for the next two years.”
He is a soccer legend, but, he has never won the Ballon d’Or award, however, he was in the World Cup winning Italian team in 2006.
“I don’t really feel any injustice over the Ballon d’Or,” he continued.
“I’d say I’ve had a great career and I’ve been very close a couple of times, but if I don’t get it it’s probably because I haven’t done enough. We can’t just search for any other reason.”