Tuesday February 9 2016
‘Slim Juve chance against Bayern’

Juventus only have ‘a 20/25 per cent chance’ against Bayern Munich according to Gigi Buffon, who targets a 2018 retirement. 

The Bianconeri will face the German champions in the Champions League last 16 on 23 February, but the goalkeeper believes they are huge underdogs.

Buffon also reflected on the best and worst memories of his career and reiterated his desire to retire after the 2018 World Cup.

“My fondest memory is the first Scudetto after being in Serie B, with Antonio Conte,” he said to ABC

“The worst is the Champions League final we lost against Milan. The memory of the final against Barcelona is completely different, we felt proud.

“The most difficult period of my career was between 2003 and 2004, beating depression was the greatest save of my career.

“Bayern? I’m frank and realistic. We have a 20/25 per cent chance and must work to bring it up to 40/45 per cent.

“Was the €54m Juve paid for me too much? No, in football what you pay for players is right. It made me feel proud and happy. And if they paid €54m for me it’s because I’m worth it.

“Real Madrid never called me. If Real want a player then they buy him, evidently with Casillas they were covered.

“Am I the greatest goalkeeper ever? It’s not up to me to say.

“How long will I last? I want to play this season and then two more with Juve and retire after the 2018 World Cup.”

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