"Buffon speaks too much, but tomorrow he risks being shut up. It seems to me he is exaggerating how confident he is," Melo told TV Globo.
"Anyway Buffon has a right to say his peace what with Italy being world champions. He and all of Italy are expert people and so we know tomorrow will be a difficult game.
"However, we want to win and conquer first place in the group," Melo concluded.