Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that Antonio Conte is the best Coach he has ever worked with.
The pair won their second consecutive Scudetti on Sunday, as the Bianconeri defeated Palermo 1-0.
And the goalkeeper has revealed what playing for the Turin giants means to him, whilst also commenting on his responsibilities as captain and who he has the best relationship with.
“I don’t want to be boring but I think every Coach has had a decisive impact on my career development,” he told fifa.com.
“I have to say, though, that Antonio Conte is definitely the best coach I’ve worked with.
“In a short space of time he’s managed to breathe new life into a team that in two seasons could do no better than seventh place. And he was a winner straightaway.
“[Juventus, for me] is a life of success, struggle and commitment. It’s a family I’ve grown up in and helped others to grow in.
“It’s a kind of life choice, a way of life.
“I’ve never felt that being a captain is just about wearing an armband. A real captain is one who plays an important role for the team on the pitch and in the dressing room, regardless of the position they play in.
“There are five [defenders], no question [who I've had the best relationship with]: Fabio Cannavaro, Lillian Thuram, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.”
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