Although he was already stepping on the head of four, Italian veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, apparently still did not know when he would retire or hang out from his career as a football player. According to the Juventus legend, it is a mistake when a player sets limits on himself.
Actually, Gianluigi Buffon is expected to hang his shoes after the 2018 World Cup, but in fact Italy failed to step into the 4-year tournament. Indeed, Buffon finally chose to retire from the International stage, but not at the club level. After his contract ended with Juventus and chose not to renew it again, there was speculation that Buffon would retire.
In fact, Buffon is still active playing even he receives a free proposal from the French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. Together with Les Parisiens, Buffon was initially the first choice, but since the real competition was rolling, the goalkeeper was full of experience and only became a backup option after Areola.
So, is this the last season as a player? Buffon has not determined whether he will retire or not at the end of the season.
“I have learned in the past few years that it will be a mistake to set limits. When I was 32 years old I felt I could still play until 35. After that, things dictated me to continue playing. Then I say to myself: ‘I will stop at 38 years’. When I stepped on 38, I said: “I will stop at 40 years.”
“Life has brought me and that’s why I’m still here now, I can stop in six months, a year or 10 years and I don’t want to ask, I don’t want to know,” told Buffon to L’Equipe.