Buffon talks up CL dream

24 October 2017 09:07:31 EST

Gianluigi Buffon believes he can still win the Champions League with Juventus in what is likely to be his final season at the club.

The veteran goalkeeper has won almost all there is in the game, with a World Cup and 10 Scudettos to his name.

However, the Champions League has always eluded him, losing out in three finals during his time playing for the Bianconeri.

Despite now being 39, Buffon's performances have not diminished and on Monday he was awarded The Best FIFA Goalkeeper at a ceremony in London.

I want to end my career with a big victory.

Gianluigi Buffon

Although no official announcement has been made, it is widely expected that next summer's World Cup will be the veteran's swansong.

It means he will need to win the Champions League with Juve this season and they have made a decent start to their campaign, winning two of their opening three games in Group D.

Having dominated Serie A in recent years, Massimiliano Allegri's men have struggled to find their rhythm so far this term but will hope their sluggish start allows them to peak come the business end of the season.

Allegri complained of fatigue after June's defeat to Real Madrid and could well be trying to manage his side's form to ensure they hit thier stride come the spring.

This could well be the key to helping Buffon achieve his dream and after being presented with his award on Monday, the stopper revealed he still dreams of conquering Europe before his career is done.

"This is a great honour for me and I am delighted to win it at my age," Buffon told Mediaset. "I'm proud of this, but I need to thank my club, my coach and my teammates.

"They have made it possible for me to win this award and I would like to thank all those who voted for me.

"I want to end my career with a big victory. Twelve years ago, I won the World Cup, yet I've lost three Champions League finals."

Juventus are 12121/1 for the Champions League and 1/10000 to win Serie A.

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