He had announced that this season would definitely be his last one, but now it’s clear that this may not necessarily be the case.
Despite turning 40 later this month, Gigi Buffon seems to feel in perfect condition to continue playing for at least another season, until summer 2019, even though he is still to make his mind over that.
No footballer wants to retire, but no, I’m happy because I’ve reached an important stage in my life and I’m serene. Arriving at such a crucial junction with this inner harmony is all that matters and it’s truly amazing
the Juventus and Italy legend told reporters, as if assuring everyone that mentally he would be fine by sticking to his initial decision to retire at the end of this season, But…
I know how things work out there on the field and I could say I’ll still be the way I am now when I’m 60, but there are so many considerations to make, not least considering how lucky I am to be in a club where I am appreciated and where I have an extremely strong bond with everybody, from the president all the way down
Buffon said, clearly in doubt over whether or not he should continue playing.
I feel I am totally part of the project. The president’s extraordinary with me. For the past five years, he’s been telling me ‘at a certain stage of the season, come to me and tell me if you want to continue or not,’ and that’s what I’ll do this time too
the Juve captain said.