Saturday December 19 2020
Buffon’s Man Utd regret

Gigi Buffon says he thinks about his mistake against Manchester United three or four times a week: ‘I wouldn’t have done it if I was at Juventus.’

Buffon spent one season at PSG in the 2018-19 campaign and his mistake in the return-leg of the last 16 stage of Champions League against Manchester United costed the Ligue 1 giants the qualification.

“I think about it three or four times a week,” Buffon told L’Equipe.

“I blame myself for an incredible mistake, a mistake that, with the experience I’ve made, I shouldn’t have made. Mentally, that night, I was not the same Gigi. For my concentration and for how I approached the game.

“I didn’t have the strength or the energy to feel that we were preparing for the game too lightly. Maybe, I did it not to be the old man who always yells at everyone. I didn’t say: ‘Hey guys, we’re not there'. At Juventus it would not happen. I was sure that in that season we would have reached the final.”