Tuesday April 8 2014
Buffon on Scuffet and Destro

Gigi Buffon believes Udinese goalkeeper Simone Scuffet “deserves a place at the World Cup” and is sorry for Mattia Destro.

The Juventus and Italy shot-stopper spoke to Sport Mediaset and discussed the upcoming tournament in Brazil.

Scuffet is only 17 and made his Serie A debut in February, but has quickly become a star name.

“Should Scuffet go to Brazil? Considering what he is doing I’d say he deserves it, but watch out for Mattia Perin and Francesco Bardi too,” said the veteran.

Destro will be suspended for the next four games, three of them handed out using video evidence to identify his lashing out of an arm on Cagliari’s Davide Astori.

Not only is it a heavy blow for Roma, but could also rule him out of the World Cup for breaking Cesare Prandelli’s Code of Ethics.

“If Roma were to lose such an important player it would be disappointing for us too, as a side like the Giallorossi make the League more fascinating,” noted Buffon.

“Does he risk missing the World Cup? That is not a problem that I can resolve, as there are people who know how to face the situation.”