Monday October 21 2013
Tacconi stands up for Buffon

Juventus and Italy are still in safe hands with Gigi Buffon, says former goalkeeper Stefano Tacconi.

Buffon has had some shaky moments so far this season and questions have been asked of the second goal he conceded in the 4-2 loss at Fiorentina on Sunday.

“These kind of moments can happen,” the ex-Juve and Italy custodian told TMW on Monday afternoon. “You just have to know how to get out of them.

“I hope that Gigi accepts that he too can make a mistake and that he doesn’t feel as if he is invincible. He just has to think about playing.

“A goalkeeping problem for Cesare Prandelli as well? I don’t think so. What is more important is the organisation of a team. The goalkeeper is a minor issue.”

Asked about Juventus’ collapse in Florence on Sunday, where they lost after going 2-0 up, Tacconi said: “They thought they had already won the game.

“At the start of the second half it was clear that they believed Fiorentina were dead. But that can’t happen in Florence.”

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