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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Gianluigi Buffon: It’s important to get things wrong in life – and pay the price

The Juventus goalkeeper on what makes him happy, his long career and suddenly calling his friend Andrea Pirlo ‘Mister’It has become a little hard to trust Gianluigi Buffon when he talks about retirement. In 2017, he told me he had reached a decision to hang up his gloves at the end of the season – his 17th as a Juventus player. Reminded of the fear he once felt at the prospect of a life without football, he said that there remained “almost none”.A year later, we were in France, discussing his surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain. What could he say? The offer had come out of nowhere, a chance for one more adventure: to experience a new culture, to play with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, to write one last spectacular chapter. Continue reading...


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