The 44-year-old goalkeeper, who currently plays in Serie B, has had a rich career in football. Has won numerous trophies and personal trophies. but still ready to stay at the pole
“If Italy doesn’t go to the World Cup I might play next time,” Buffon told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’m not surprised I’m still fit at 48 (World Cup 2026).”
“Michael Jordan still plays until he is 50 and I understand him. and in the end We’ll talk on the field.”
As for Parma, Buffon said: “Let’s see how Parma and I finish the season. I feel a responsibility to represent the people from Parma who have given me their unconditional love.”
However, with his current form, Buffon has confirmed that he will not compete for Italy’s squad for this year’s World Cup.
“I’ve used the World Cup as an excuse for people who wonder why I’m still playing,” Buffon added. With all my strength, I understand that in Qatar it would be impossible.”
“It’s nothing. I respect the choices of smart people like Roberto Mancini.”