Buffon Says Pogba Can Achieve Whatever He Wants, Heaps Praise On Pirlo And Tevez, Believes Juve’s Defence Is Up To The Task

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Gianluigi Buffon sets Serie A record

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes his fellow teammate and Juve midfielder Paul Pogba can go as far as he wants in football.

Pogba has attracted interests from PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid and come Saturday the 22-year-old could add the UCL trophy to the coppa Italia and scudetto trophies.

“Pogba is an incredible talent,” Buffon was quoted as saying on the official Uefa website.

“He can and will be able to achieve whatever he wants in life, in footballing terms. It just depends on him and his desire.”

The Italy international then went on to voice his admiration for Andrea Pirlo, before highlighting Carlos Tevez’s importance to the Serie A side.

“Pirlo is one of the few footballing geniuses.

“Tevez is our power source in the sense that when he performs, the whole team performs. He’s crucial.”

The Italian champions face a tough task to keep Barcelona’s attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar quiet on Saturday, yet Buffon is confident Andrea Barzagli and the rest of the defence are up for the task.

“Barzagli is an exceptional defender. He’s definitely one of the best three or four in the world.

“Chiellini is the strong one, he’s our big, physical presence.

“I really consider Leonardo Bonucci on the same level as Barzagli and Giorgio. He’s the best that you can have in defence.”



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