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Juventus captain Buffon: I'm afraid of retirement

Published on: 17 May 2018

Juventus captain Gigi Buffon admits retirement scares him.

Buffon is expected to announce he's hanging up his gloves on Thursday.

He told the Players' Tribune: “I'm very happy at the moment. I'm happy playing, because I love the atmosphere — I'm with my friends and I know I can help on the pitch. The day I can't, no problem. I've had a great career anyway.

“I would be dishonest if I told you I'm not afraid. But deep down I feel calm and at peace because I know I'm naturally curious. And the day I stop playing football, I will find a way not to get bored and I'll stay busy.

“After all, players like us, who have lived the game intensely, have to keep their minds occupied and have a reason to get up, something to fight for. I'll never get bored or miss being in the public eye.

“The only problem is that my life has been organised for me for 23 years. Every morning you are given a timetable. But when you have 24 hours ahead of you with nothing to do, that could be a problem."



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