No assurance from PSG over starting slot, clarifies Gianluigi Buffon

Jul 10, 2018, 11:19 IST | AFP

"Nobody ever told me I would be a starter," said Buffon, 40, as the Italian was presented to the media

No assurance from PSG over starting slot, clarifies Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon, Paris Saint-Germain's veteran goalkeeper, said yesterday he was not a guaranteed starter as he embarks on a new challenge following his move from Juventus.

"Nobody ever told me I would be a starter," said Buffon, 40, as the Italian was presented to the media. "I was always first choice at Parma, Juve and the national side, but nobody ever told me I'd be an automatic first choice" at PSG, he explained. "I have been a player who has earned his starting place on the field," added Buffon.

"Of course, I am 40, but I am in excellent physical form. I know that when there is a need to have major goals [at a club], then you need all hands on deck. "I shall do all I can to put the others in the best possible conditions. I want to show I am a great keeper and I am sure I shall do that."

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