Massimiliano Allegri has paid tribute to departing goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon following the 40-year-old’s emotional final game for the club.
“Today it was right that Gigi Buffon was honoured for all he did, there was no better way to finish this year,” Allegri said in quotes reported on www.gazzetta.it.
“I was moved by him — in these four years [that Allegri has been Juve boss] I saw him doing impressive things and he deserved a goodbye like that. There was a wonderful atmosphere.”
Allegri sad: “The team had an extraordinary season and it’s always wonderful to win.
“We fought with Napoli throughout the year, we tip our hats to them, but we were the best. It’s not right to criticise a team that has won everything in Italy for seven years and gone very close in Europe.
“The best side always wins in Serie A and over the last seven years, Juventus have been consistently the best, the ones with their names written in the history books.
“When you play for Juventus, you have to be a top quality player, then other components come into play: pride, controlling certain moments of the season and all the other great elements this side has.
“We never take anything for granted, nor accept we are beaten. That is a characteristic this club has ingrained.”
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