Gianluigi Buffon reveals the absurd age he wants to retire

Gianluigi Buffon reveals the absurd age he wants to retire

- Buffon says he turned down the chance to do drugs as a 13-year-old

- The Italian wants to retire at the age of 65 despite turning 39 in January

- Buffon's contract at Juventus expires at the end of the 2017/2018 season

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed he has been able to be world class in his position since his debut with Parma as a 17-year-old.

Speaking to Tuttosport, the legendary Italian revealed how he turned down drugs from a friend as a 13-year-old with the friend later dying of overdose three years later.

Gianluigi Buffo reveals the absurd age he wants to retire

Gianluigi Buffon

He said: "I turned down drugs when I was 13. A guy in Parma offered me them to have a bit of fun. I said no and three years later he died of an overdose. I believe in doing the right things, that is my character and personality."

The 38 year old who made his debut and became a first choice goalie in 1996 revealed that he has no intention of retiring just yet.

He has joked he could play on until he is 65-years-old despite turning 39 in January and has a contract with the Serie A champions until the end of next season.

Buffon has previously suggested he would call time on his career after the 2018 World Cup.

"I still do not feel like an old guy at the age of 38," Buffon told Tuttosport.

"Will I say farewell to the game in 10 years' time or in 15 years' time? Who knows, I might retire at the age of 65...

"I have not lost an awful lot in my life, but the defeats have taught me more than the victories. Whenever I lose, I focus on the ability of my opponent and on the mistakes I made.

"Not looking for excuses is the right thing to do. I have made a lot of mistakes and I still make mistakes, but I am not ashamed to look for the reasons behind those mistakes."

Buffon has once again been once of the best players in the world this season and his excellent form has helped Juventus to top spot in Serie A after 16 games.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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