Gianluigi Buffon on retirement: “I managed to get hurt, it was enough.”

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Gianluigi Buffon on retirement: "I managed to get hurt, è it was enough"

The newly appointed team manager of the Azzurri national team Gianluigi Buffon è introduced himself at a press conference in Coverciano: the former Parma goalkeeper è returned to talk about his decision to retire.

"It wasn’t è difficult to quit at my age. I managed to get hurt and è it was a signal, è it was time to quit. In Cagliari, in the locker room, I decided to quit".

" I return to an environment that I think I know quite well, my role will be to make a small contribution in what will be the dynamics that we will face. I am a happy man and proud of this assignment. To think I am equal to Vialli è presumptuous and wrong, I would not be equal to what he did. My job è to make myself appreciated for what I am".

On Italian goalkeepers: "There are at least five or six very good ones, apart from Donnarumma who is now è a top of the class. There'è Vicario, then Provedel who è was the best last season, but also Meret, Falcone, Di Gregorio and Carnesecchi. Gigio? I saw him on TV, parrying and making mistakes but è from mistakes you learn a lot more and grow. I left him boy and find him man".

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