There were probably some, maybe even several football fans in Italy who were hoping to see Juventus win the Champions League, or at least they wouldn’t exactly… mind, but there were beyond doubt many who wished for exactly the opposite.
It’s them that Gianluigi Buffon cannot understand, feeling ‘proud’ of being nothing like them.
In football there are victories and defeats. I remain convinced that you learn much more from a loss than a success, so this is why I struggle to accept the attitude of those who automatically cheer against Juve
the Italian goalkeeper told Rai Sport.
I am honestly proud to be nothing like those who celebrated after the final in Cardiff
the Juve legend added.
As for what exactly went wrong for Juventus in the final, now that some days have passed, Buffon looked back and seemed to believe that it all came down to experience.
There was too much optimism going into a game, where even the silliest Real Madrid player had many more trophies and appearances in big finals than me
Juve’s number one said, obviously making a distinction between experience in general, of which he and many teammates of his have aplenty, and experience in Champions League finals.