Juventus keeper Belardi accepts Buffon backup role

Juventus goalkeeper Emanuele Belardi admits he has no chance of keeping Gigi Buffon out of the first team once he is fully fit.

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"It is difficult to come in for Buffon because he is the best goalkeeper in the world," he told Sky Sport Italia after his performance against Livorno. "It really is a daunting task, but this was my lucky evening.

"Of course it's not nice to be criticised, but I'm not a little boy anymore, I'm 30-years-old.

"I have had good games and bad games in my career. It would have been stupid to dwell on the Press reports after the Inter game so I moved on."

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