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Juventus goalkeeper Buffon delighted he chose to return

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has no plans of retiring just yet.

Now 41, Buffon returned to Juve from PSG last summer.

He said, “Quite rightly, a few people at the start were confused by accepting this new role, but I realised the only club where I could accept being second choice was Juventus. I waited and I was proved right.

“I am glad to be back in the dressing room with my teammates, embracing the fans and directors again, lads who I experienced so much with both on and off the field. That was why I made this choice."

Buffon is targeting another Scudetto with new coach Maurizio Sarri.

“Sarri has very clear ideas and that is because he's been working in football for 30 years, so in that time he experienced and learned so much, from success and failure. He's certain of what he's saying and that passes on to the players.

“The group is also ready to learn something new after this philosophy Juve have had for 10 years. Everyone talks about Max Allegri, but don't forget we had Antonio Conte there first.

“This new philosophy is something we've never dealt with before. We like it. Great players need great motivation and the performances will arrive."

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