Gigi Buffon was at his absolute best on Tuesday, saving an Alexandre Lacazette penalty before pulling off a stunning reflex stop to deny Nabil Fekir.
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon hit back at detractors after a man-of-the-match display against Lyon, calling for his “funeral” plans to be nixed.
“People can organise my funeral, but there’s nobody there,”
“I have said many times, without arrogance, that I am very self-critical and don’t need to listen to others who try to use situations to disrespect and show a lack of fairness to people.
“I’ve heard many stupid things in recent weeks, but just one true comment: ‘I expect more from Buffon.’ That is true and I agreed with that wholeheartedly.”
“Juve must improve, because this is not enough in my view to go all the way. “
“We seemed more compact and more like a team once we went down to 10 men. We managed to suffer under pressure, but also weren’t just happy with a point, and that shows our spirit.”
“We have the opportunity to do a lot better and it would be a real shame if we didn’t use the time leading up to the next round in March to step up a few levels.”