The legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed in an interview with The Guardian newspaper that he plans to retire in 2023 at the latest, but that he does not rule out ending his career sooner. Buffon, who made his professional debut in 1995 with Parma, is 43 years old and his contract with Juve ends at the end of this season.
Buffon has not yet agreed to renew with the Juventine club. In the aforementioned medium, the emblematic goalkeeper explained that “in my mind, there really is a limit for my career, June 2023, it is the maximum, but it could also be that I will stop playing in 4 months, I have learned that there is nothing for sure in life, but I never imagined spending so long ”.
A football legend, Buffon makes many revelations in the aforementioned interview. “I keep growing. When I am with my wife and children, I don’t need anything else. In life it is important to make mistakes and pay the price for the mistakes made to reflect, “said the goalkeeper, who at the time spoke of the depression he had,” a black hole in my soul. “
Buffon spoke about the pandemic: “The first month of confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic was wonderful for me. For the first time I could spend all day with my wife and children, have time for myself. Then it got heavy. He thought more and more of those who were leaving. I was aware of my fortune, it was not the same to be confined in a house with a garden than in a full apartment ”.
World champion with Italy in 2006 and winner of 10 ‘scudetti’ with Juventus, Buffon said in 2007 that he would retire in 2018, but in the end he signed for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a club in which he played for a year , before returning to the ‘vecchia signora’.
Buffon is currently a substitute for Wojciech Szczesny at Juventus this season, in which he has played 10 games so far.