Although Gianluigi Buffon in november last year a point behind his career as the Italian international put it, plays the experienced goalkeeper (40) is likely to have two friendly matches on behalf of his country.
Italy ran late last year in the play-offs against Sweden in the world cup wrong. Buffon left the field in tears and interim head coach Luigi Di Biagio said Monday that he is the 175-fold international another farewell goes.
“I have with Buffon spoke and got him two or three games suggested,” said Di Biagio. “A player of his caliber should be interlandcarrière not end with a contest like against Sweden.”
Buffon reacts Tuesday against Sport Mediaset positive. “I have nothing to add except that I have a sense of responsibility and commitment I have towards the national team,” said the Juventus goalkeeper.
“I had planned a few days to go on vacation during the interlandperiode, but if the national team needs you, then you have to heed.”
Italy, where Di Biagio and the temporary successor of the sacked Giampiero Ventura, exerts on 23 march against Argentina and play four days later in a friendly against England.
“From June are all different, but this is a form of loyalty and responsibility towards Italy,” says Buffon, on his probable return.
“There is a team in the build-up and the first matches against Argentina and England are not exactly easy. Experienced players can be useful.”
By the defeat against Sweden missed Italy for the first time since the 1958 world cup. From september to november plays the ‘Squadra Azzurra’ in the group stage of the new Nations League against Portugal and Poland.
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