Gigi Buffon has again played down Juventus' Scudetto hopes.

The goalkeeper said: "The championship? This is very hard. I am pleased when I hear David Trezeguet or the coach inviting everyone to consider this dream.

"I am an optimist by nature and like them I hope that this dream can be realized in the shortest possible time.

"I do not know if this will be possible right now, certainly this championship will be hard, because there are two very strong teams ahead of us."