The Italian målmandslegende Gianluigi Buffon fought for several years ago through a rough period of depression.
It reveals the 40-year-old Paris Saint-Germain-keeper, according to the tv station ESPN in the latest edition of the månedsmagasinet Vanity Fair.
the Depression hit him 15 years ago, when he was a young goalkeeper in Juventus.
- In a few months there was nothing that made sense.
It felt as if no one cared about me, but only the player, says Buffon to Vanity Fair.
- It was as if, all asked after Buffon, and no one asked for "Gigi". It was a very difficult period, he adds.
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Prior to this season changed Gianluigi Buffon from Juventus to Paris Saint-Germain. Photo: AP
Gianluigi Buffon, who has won the WORLD cup with Italy national team and nine Italian championships with Juventus, remember specifically one day when he was struck by panic.
Before a league match went Buffon to the goalkeeping coach Ivano Bordon and asked him to send reservekeeperen Antonio Chimenti on the track.
- I was 25 years old and rode on a wave of success. But a day before a match in Serie A - I went to the Ivano Bordon and said: Ivano, get fat on Mile, and warm him up, so he can play. I don't feel ready.
- I had a panic attack, and I was not in a state where I could play the match, says Gianluigi Buffon.
The Italian målmandsikon refers to the episode as a turning point.
- It did, I could see clearly and realized that I could either give up or confront the uncertainties I have.
I have never been afraid to show them or cry, which is something that occasionally happens to me. I am in no way embarrassed, explains Buffon.
The experienced goalkeeper has stopped on the Italian national team. In the summer of 2018, he moved from Juventus to PSG on a one year contract.
PSG occupies currently an undisputed first place finish in the French league with big distance to the nearest persecutors from Lille and Lyon.
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