Sunday December 9 2012
Buffon: 'I want a short contract'

Gigi Buffon welcomed back Antonio Conte to the touchline and explained why he does not want a lengthy contract with Juventus.

The Coach made his comeback after the four-month ban expired and was shouting from the bench during the 1-0 win in Palermo.

“Conte’s presence is very important, even before kick-off. He ensures nobody can step on to the field lacking concentration or motivation. That’s practically impossible with Antonio!

“We should’ve been more incisive with our attacks today, but winning is what counts and we achieved that.

“The conditions were not helpful. Believe me, it is not as easy as it looks to be a goalkeeper in the rain when there are very few scoring opportunities, as you have to stay sharp.”

Buffon is in negotiations to renew his contract with Juve, but revealed there are some unexpected problems.

“We are getting close to finalising the deal, but we have to discuss the length, as I would like a short contract.

“I don’t want to take anyone’s money without deserving it. I have had an important career and I think I can continue for another two or three years if I maintain certain motivation and targets. It’s about self-esteem too.”

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