Friday May 4 2012
Salihamidzic shows Buffon support

Hasan Salihamidzic sent former Juventus teammate Gigi Buffon a message of encouragement after his error against Lecce.

“All of the world are now talking about that mistake,” the Bosnian told Sky Port Italia. “I’ve already sent Gigi a text message about it.

“It is true that he made an error, but how many times as he saved Juventus?”

Buffon was responsible for Lecce’s equaliser in midweek which has allowed Milan to close to within one point of leaders Juve with two games to play.

“It’s great to see my old mates in first place while playing football so well,” added the man who spent four years in Turin before his 2011 move to Wolfsburg.

“I speak with people like Giorgio Chiellini, Buffon and Alex Del Piero quite often. It’ll be lovely to see them win the League.”

Brazzo also paid tribute to Del Piero, the club captain who will leave the Old Lady this summer after almost 20 years in Turin.

“He’s a great guy, a friend, a champion. You can’t say everything with words though. Everyone knows what Alex has done for Italian football and the world game.

“He’s a great guy, a great player and I don’t think he’ll retire. He’ll play on for a few more years.”

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