“This club is different to the others because in recent decades in Italy and Europe it has always been balanced and attentive in spending, but has managed to balance financial virtuosity with sporting results.
“Being at Juve isn’t for many because it’s draining, but it forges you. It’s probably a bit more fun in other places, but less successful.
“The Juventus system changed my life, changed the way I view my work and the path to take to achieve goals, even if I had a bit of that in my family anyway.
The goalkeeper gave a long interview to Gazzetta dello Sport, and he was asked which of the recent disappointments he’d play again.
“Let’s say I stayed in the tunnel at Camp Nou, but I’m really happy to have chosen Juve.”
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“We didn’t fail in spirit, attitude or unity, but we revealed some limitations.
“I’d play皇冠外围投注 Cardiff again because if we gave 80-90 per cent against Sweden, against Real [Madrid] in the second half we lacked the solidity which has always been our strength.
Gianluigi Buffon wouldn’t replay Italy-Sweden if he could, but would go back and play Juventus’ Champions League final defeat in Cardiff again.
“Maybe we thought we could play an open game, and it’s not like that. There are values, an experienced team must know that, in a certain style, they can win against anyone.
“I wouldn’t repeat Italy-Sweden,” Buffon insisted.
“It’s normal that the fans have negative feelings, the lost finals are burns we’ll always carry with us.
“If I’d chosen Barcelona instead? It would’ve been another life, another career and it’s impossible to know how it would have gone.
“When the level rises though, you have to be very careful.
“I have parents and sisters with a sporting background, they’ve never been condescending with me. There’s a Juventus way of thinking, and finding that in Turin has only been good for me.
Buffon also discussed Juventus as a club, having joined the Old Lady for a record fee in 2001.