Buffon said: "I don't want to talk about new signings, because I don't believe we're as far away from the top as many say.
"Even against Samp, we showed this. Zdenek Grygera has played well and Nicola Legrottaglie is now a first-choice starter. I am pleased with where we are at this time.
"However, games like this show that we're still missing that something extra - but we must continue to look forward."