Friday December 23 2016
Buffon has Supercoppa regrets

Gigi Buffon was left with regrets after his 600th appearance in a Juventus jersey ended in Supercoppa defeat to Milan on penalties.

The captain had the opportunity to make history as the first player to win seven editions of the Italian Super Cup, but he remains tied with Dejan Stankovic on six.

“Milan got the result and played very well in certain respects, putting in a lot of effort, but the regret is that like two years ago we were in front during the shoot-out and didn’t finish it,” Buffon told JTV.

This 1-1 draw and defeat on spot-kicks was effectively a replay of the loss to Napoli in Doha in December 2014.

“The regrets just keep adding up and it’s disappointing, because we also hoped that we wouldn’t have to drag the game on for such a long time.

“I don’t think fatigue was an issue, because they were only 10 more games and our squad is accustomed to this sort of strain.

“Today we didn’t understand that in the first 25 minutes Milan were really struggling and we could’ve won the game then, but after those 25 minutes of domination it was a very even match.

“We had chances, so did they, and it ended like this. Our 2016 doesn’t end the way we wanted it to, but that’s the nature of the game.”