Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stated Thursday he was joyful to be breaking stereotypes of older athletes together with NFL legend Tom Brady because the Italian marked his forty third birthday.
Former World Cup winner Buffon was given an early birthday current by his ex-Juventus team-mate and now coach Andrea Pirlo when he performed Wednesday’s 4-0 Italian Cup win over SPAL, to guide a spot within the semi-final.
“I am happy that I am not an exception, however that there are others like me,” Buffon informed Rai Sport on being the identical age as Brady, who leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into the Tremendous Bowl subsequent month.
“Sure limits are solely within the thoughts. I dwell it in a really relaxed and calm method, as a result of the course of time and the years passing is inevitable, so that you settle for it.
“The vital factor is to at all times be in good situation, with nice vitality and enthusiasm, in life generally as in soccer.”
Buffon stated he was additionally relaxed about his future and attainable contract renewal with the Italian champions.
“I am not fascinated about it both, it is nonetheless very early. At 43 I’ve to dwell for the day.”
Buffon, who holds the report for Serie A appearances, has received 24 trophies with Juventus together with 10 Serie A titles.
He additionally received Ligue 1 with Paris Saint Germain in 2018-2019 earlier than returning to the Turin giants, and the UEFA Cup again in 1999 together with his first membership Parma.