Wojciech Szczesny says he hopes Gianluigi Buffon will play on for an extra season, even when it will delay his promotion to changing into Juventus primary.
The previous Arsenal and Roma goalkeeper has performed 12 video games in Serie A this season, in comparison with Buffon’s 11, however coach Massimiliano Allegri just lately confirmed that the 40-year-old Italian, who has simply returned from an nearly two-month damage break, continues to be his No. 1 alternative.
Buffon is at present pondering his choices for the long run and seems to be taking into critical consideration the potential of taking part in on till he’s 41.
By doing so, he would earn a shot at beating Paolo Maldini’s all-time Serie A look file, though he has additionally mentioned that he doesn’t need to turn into a burden.
Szczesny is his designated successor and lots of anticipated that transition to happen this summer season.
Nonetheless, the Polish goalkeeper says he would haven’t any issues in placing that again a 12 months as he would welcome one other 12 months studying from probably the greatest within the enterprise.
“It is unbelievable [working with Buffon],” he advised Sky Sport Italia at an occasion on the Allianz Stadium. “I arrived right here figuring out that he was into his final 12 months or two and I advised myself it was an expertise that might solely come round as soon as in a lifetime.
“I anticipated to fulfill an excellent goalkeeper, however he is additionally an unbelievable man. Buffon is the large chief of the staff, an amazing good friend for everyone. He is an individual all of us love. He helps everyone and everyone helps him.
“He is an incredible individual, and I needn’t say something about him as a goalkeeper as a result of everyone knows every little thing. It is a improbable life expertise and I hope that he can keep on [playing], however just for one other 12 months!”
Szczesny has stored eight clear sheets in his 12 league outings for the Bianconeri this season, whereas he has not conceded in two Coppa Italia appearances and one match within the Champions League.
Buffon just lately made his return from an injury-enforced absence in Juve’s Coppa Italia conflict with Atalanta, showing in that competitors for the primary time since 2012, together with his varied understudies beforehand picked for his or her home cup matches.
He was again between the posts in a league fixture for Sunday’s 7-Zero win over Sassuolo and is more likely to maintain his place for the conflict with Fiorentina on Friday night time and the primary leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie with Tottenham subsequent week.
Ben Gladwell stories on Serie A, the Italian nationwide staff and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Affiliation. @UEFAcomBenG.