"Many of us played badly that night, myself included," Buffon told L'Equipe.
"It was probably my worst performance in my Champions League career. I am one of the most experienced in the squad, so perhaps my performance affected that of my teammates.
"I have been playing football for 18 years and I can tell you one thing: It's not easy being Gianluigi Buffon!
"Whenever I make a mistake, people talk about it for a week to 10 days, it's as if the ground beneath our feet is shaking! On the other hand, at least that means people expect very high standards of me."