Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon stands by response on Michael Oliver’s penalty decision


Gianluigi Buffon did not keep back again when asked about the penalty decision at the end of the match that gave Cristiano Ronaldo the possibility to squash Juventus’ comeback.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon claims he does not regret the emotional outburst which earned him a red card in the direction of the end of his side’s Champions League elimination very last Wednesday.

An animated Buffon was shown the red card by English referee Michael Oliver soon after protesting a penalty decision made with only a handful of seconds remaining of a quarterfinal tie which, with Juve primary 3-, was heading to extra time.

Cristiano Ronaldo transformed from the location to send Madrid as a result of and perhaps provide an end to Buffon‘s occupation in Europe, with the forty-one-year-old thinking about retirement this summer.

Buffon‘s anger has been replicated by several Juve fans, with UEFA on Monday condemning the abuse which has been aimed at Oliver and his wife over the past five days.

The Juve and Italy No. 1 claims he continues to stands by his steps, nevertheless.

“I’m sticking firmly to my position with regards to the concept and the method of what I did, and I have no uncertainties about this,” he informed Sky Sports Italia at a sponsor’s party on Monday evening. “Certainly five days have now passed and I would soften the language a little bit, but this Buffon is not very last Wednesday’s Buffon. Very last Wednesday, I introduced out, in an untidy way, what was a logical imagined.

Standing by his steps, Buffon claims he is basically remaining coherent and correct to himself.

“I feel that, in the end, it is — I would not say an act of braveness, but someone who has no panic of other people’s judgements earning a stand,” he extra. “You’ve got acquired to have the energy to say ‘this is who I am’, whether people today like it or not, without acquiring to adjust your way of getting.”

Buffon much more than any individual need to have comprehension for Oliver’s decision, according to former referee Massimo Busacca, who is now FIFA’s head of refereeing.

He drew parallels involving the two roles to demonstrate how Oliver made his decision to point to the location.

“A referee is like a goalkeeper who is typically named on to make a decision in a fraction of a 2nd and simply cannot manage to devote time wondering,” Busacca reported, reviews Sky. “In my occupation, I have had to make split-2nd decisions wherever I did not even have the time to feel wherever I was or what had happened ahead of.

“It is like for goalkeepers: you want to make that instinctive save without wondering about it. We want to be centred on the decision to choose at that minute, which is by now difficult sufficient. Of study course, if we had 10 minutes, we may possibly feel in another way, but not even a health care provider has a lot less than a 2nd to make up his thoughts.”

Why can’t I play till 80? – Buffon

Italy Legend, Gianluigi Buffon has questioned the age impediment that seems to be affiliated with the round leather game, and he otherwise believes that as he “feels like a soldier” he sees no reason why he can’t feature for his club and country if still feels the same at 80.

The veteran goalkeeper, who won the 2006 FIFA World cup with Italy in Germany and also have claimed the Serie A title with Juventus 10 times having made 175 and 638 appearances for Italy and Juventus respectively.

According to reports, the Juventus stopper had a plan to retire from Country football after his 2018 World Cup participation which would have been his sixth appearance at the show-piece but it only remained a dream for him as Sweden denied Italy the chance of qualifying.

“I just don’t know how to answer these (retirement) questions,” the goalkeeper was quoted while speaking with goal on Sunday.

“Will I stop? Will I not stop? I feel like a soldier in the service of my club and my country. The big picture was always more important to me than my own. That’s how I see my work.”

He was voted as the Goalkeeper of the Year by FIFA this year after also finishing 4th in the Ballon d’Or race, he believes he might have to quit the game at some point but he will remain accessible should they [club & country] have a need for him.

“I am very likely to stop, but I am still available for Juventus and the national team.”

“Even at 80, if suddenly no goalkeeper would be there, they should call me — I would train briefly and then jump in,” Buffon concluded.

Buffon Maybe Thinking Of Euros 2020

Buffon: I feel great right now. Euro 2020? Never say Never

Gazzetta sports Award named Italy Legend, Gianluigi Buffon as 2017 man of the year. The Juventus stopper was ahead of Tony Cairoli (Motocross Champion) and Gregorio Paltrinieri (Swimmer). This is the remarks from him in an interview with Gazzetta Dello sport during the award show.

“Injury? I feel great right now. UEFA Champions league? Juve are in a great moment. We will always put in our best. We have all respect for Tottenham who are also a good side. 2017? It was a lovely year for me personally and for Juve too. Treble? If there is a chance, then why not. Ballon d’Or? I finished 4th and sincerely, I am glad, but I have finished 2nd in the past. I always want to be better. Dybala? A champion like Nedved can certainly give him tips. He can be better and with more hard work, I expect to see a great footballer. Sweden game? It has been 20 years with the National team, it is only normal to display such emotions after a massive disappointment. Donnarumma? He is a talented and very good lad, he has to keep up with the solid performance. Euro 2020? I live one day at a time, never say never. . .”