Buffon: Juventus coach Conte best I've played for

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits he's enjoyed working with coach Antonio Conte. Conte has overseen back-to-back Scudetto triumphs.

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits he's enjoyed working with coach Antonio Conte.

Conte has overseen back-to-back Scudetto triumphs.

“I don’t want to be boring but I think every Coach has had a decisive impact on my career development,” he told fifa.com.

“I have to say, though, that Antonio Conte is definitely the best coach I’ve worked with.

“In a short space of time he’s managed to breathe new life into a team that in two seasons could do no better than seventh place. And he was a winner straightaway.

“[Juventus, for me] is a life of success, struggle and commitment. It’s a family I’ve grown up in and helped others to grow in.

“It’s a kind of life choice, a way of life.

“I’ve never felt that being a captain is just about wearing an armband. A real captain is one who plays an important role for the team on the pitch and in the dressing room, regardless of the position they play in.

“There are five [defenders], no question [who I've had the best relationship with]: Fabio Cannavaro, Lillian Thuram, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.”

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