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Juventus beat Monaco 2-1 at home, they secured their spot in the Champions League final, but their presence there itself doesn’t mean much, if you ask Gigi Buffon.
We are in the final, but now reaching the final counts for nothing
the iconic Juve goalkeeper told Mediaset Premium. This will be his third Champions League final, having lost both before, in 2003 and 2015.
I am very happy, because I’ve got here in good shape and if I wasn’t in a big club and with great teammates, I would never have come back into the Champions League final
Buffon said, admitting that even he, two years ago, thought that there wouldn’t be another chance for him.
Two years ago everyone assumed it was my last Champions League final, and I thought that too, but you have to keep believing in your dreams
the Italian keeper said. As for the return leg against Monaco, he looked grateful to… his team’s mentality, for avoiding underestimating their opponents, saying
it was damn difficult, regardless of winning 2-0 in the first leg. If we had come here tonight with an arrogant approach, we would have experienced some very difficult moments. We still did, but when you’ve got the right mentality, you can overcome those obstacles.