In an interview with Italian Vanity Fair, tells the goalie that he was during a period in Juventus, a couple of years after having come from Parma, suffered from depression and panic attacks.
" In a couple of months, nothing was worth anything anymore. It felt as if no one cared about me, but just the football player I was. All asked after Buffon, but none of the ”Gigi”. I was 25 years old and rode on a wave of fame and success, but it was a very heavy time, " says Buffon to Vanity Fair, according to Aftonbladet.
Buffon about an incident before a league game, where he was close to not playing because of a panic attack. In the end, however, the situation is a turning point for ”Gigi”.
" If I had not gone through the experience, the fog and the confusion that I shared with other people, perhaps I had not been able to get out of it. I understood that it was then that I stepped over from despair to be able to deal with the weaknesses we all have, " says Buffon.