“We’re doing our best to reach the top”, Gianluigi Buffon

By Antoine Rabito on Friday June 28, 2024
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Italian delegation leader Gianluigi Buffon admits he was surprised by Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams, and reveals four things he appreciated about the Azzurri at EURO 2024.

Buffon spoke to UEFA’s official website on the eve of the EURO 2024 Round of 16 match against Switzerland. “Switzerland are difficult, really difficult to beat, even if they sometimes find it hard to win. Matches against them are always well balanced. When I watch Switzerland, they remind me a bit of Sweden. You have to be at your best to beat teams like that. Their performances are always so consistent. I really appreciate the sacrifice, the group identity, the character, our goalkeeper. How the guys met the challenges with determination and heart. I really liked the work of our coach. I have to say that we are doing our best to reach our peak. We haven’t reached it yet, but they are pushing hard to get there. Apart from the Italian players, I was also impressed by the young Spanish players, Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams. I obviously knew them, but I’d never seen them in person, so there’s clearly something special about them. From what I’ve seen on TV, Germany have talent that offers hope for the future. Portugal have a strong team, and France have a very experienced coach and some excellent individuals,” said Buffon.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

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