Buffon calls for realism

Posted on 26/02/2010


Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon believes his side have to be realistic about their chances of finishing fourth without forgetting who’s behind them.

The Bianconeri are unbeaten in six games in all competitions and currently occupy the final Champions League place in Serie A, but only by a single point.

“Seeing the distance from third and also from fifth we still need to look behind us as well as forward,” Buffon explained.

“If Inter continue to have important obstacles to cross I believe that both Milan and Roma can give the Nerazzurri a hard time.”

Reflecting on last night’s draw with Ajax, which saw Juventus progress to the last 16 of the Europa League, Buffon said: “We played a good first half and deserved to score.

“In the second half we were a little tired and managed the draw well.”

Buffon also played down Diego’s angry reaction to being substituted.

“When a team overcomes a dark moment like we have done, problems like this are not created. I haven’t spoken with Diego, but he cares a lot about the common cause.”

Finally he denied claims that his latest injury setback could jeopardise his place at this summer’s World Cup.

“Absolutely not. Luckily I have hurt myself at the right moment,” he joked. 

Source: Football-Italia

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