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Buffon confident facing Spurs: Juventus fans have been spoilt!

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon is excited to be facing Champions League opponents Tottenham at Wembley.

Buffon is adamant his defence go into the game full of confidence.

He said, “I don't think it's a coincidence that we conceded more than one goal in 2018 only against Spurs. Our solidity is and has always been one of the best qualities of the team. I said that even at the start of the season, when the team was attacked for the number of goals conceded.

“But there are also opponents, their qualities and characteristics. Tottenham are focused very much on attack and have their best weapons upfront. With players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, they can score a goal. Maybe two was too many…

“We have become accustomed to the pessimism around Juventus, because the moment we don't get a victory, people grimace and ignore the quality of the opponents we were up against. We spoiled people with our success!

“Having said that, we have what it takes to put in the right performance tomorrow. When Juve are somewhat under attack, struggling or wounded, I think the best comes out of us.

“A mistake or non-success irritates me so much that it drives me on to improve, learn and become a better goalkeeper going forward. That is what all the individuals as well as the team do, the mentality that got us to play games of this level so regularly."

Buffon is 40 years old now and could retire this summer, so has he thought that it might be his last Champions League appearance?

“I haven't thought if it could be my last Champions League game. I am an optimist by nature and hope more than anything else that it isn't the last Champions League game for Juventus this season, that we have many more going forward.

“As for my future, this is not the time or the place to discuss individual situations, including mine."

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