Juventus keeper Buffon: Great pressure to defend title

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says winning this season's Scudetto is not as enjoyable as last term. Juve clinched the Scudetto last weekend.

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says winning this season's Scudetto is not as enjoyable as last term.

Juve clinched the Scudetto last weekend.

“This Scudetto did not have the same strong feeling as last year’s, as that was the surprise title considering we started out at a disadvantage,” Buffon told students in Turin.

“This year it had a different feeling. The fact we were the team to beat meant we were forced to win from July to now, although of course it was a sweet sensation too.

“Managing to win while knowing everyone is sitting there just waiting for you to make a mistake and the pressure of the people on your shoulders is not easy.

“However, seeing as it is so difficult, it gives you a great feeling when you achieve those results.”

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