Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has hit out at the negativity about his recent form, saying that the critics are trying to “organise a funeral” for his career.
The iconic shot-stopper has found himself under fire in recent weeks for a couple of notable errors for Juventus and while on Italy duty, but Buffon displayed his ability in the 1-0 win over Lyon on Tuesday evening.
Indeed it was perhaps one of the 38-year-old’s most impressive ever outings despite two decades at the top of professional football, with Buffon keeping out a number of decent efforts, including an Alexandre Lacazette penalty.
The goalkeeper has, following his impressive outing against Lyon, taken the chance blast those who doubted his ability.
The experienced Juventus captain says that he has read a lot of rubbish in recent weeks about his playing style and has been treated unfairly and with disrespect in the media.
Buffon told Mediaset Premium (via Football-Italia): “People can organise a funeral, but there’s nobody there.
“I have said many times, without arrogance, that I am very auto-critical and don’t need to listen to others who try to use situations to disrespect and show a lack of fairness to people.
“I’ve heard many stupid things in recent weeks, but just one true comment: ‘I expect more from Buffon.’ That is true and I agreed with that wholeheartedly.”
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