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Buffon speaks openly about his depression

Gianluigi Buffon is one of the popular players. A sympathetic figure, a Captain, a Leader, but for every one of his opponents so many hugs left. And Gianluigi B

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Buffon speaks openly about his depression

Gianluigi Buffon is one of the popular players. A sympathetic figure, a Captain, a Leader, but for every one of his opponents so many hugs left. And Gianluigi Buffon is one of the greatest Goalies of our time, only a few remained constant at this level. But also Buffon has dark times behind. He betrayed these days the magazine "Vanity Fair".

There are gloomy words, the Buffon chooses to tell about his depression. "For a few months, everything had lost meaning," he says. And: "It was as if each according to Buffon to ask, but no one to Gigi." Particularly a scene of him remained in the memory of you dates back to his early time at the Italian giants, Juventus of Turin, where Buffon joined in the summer of 2001 from Parma.

panic attacks in front of the game

He had ridden on a wave of success, says Buffon, 25 he was at the time. "But one day, before a series A game, I went to Ivano Bordon (Juve's goalie coach) and told him to send Antonio Chimenti (Juve's number 2) to the Einwärmen." He had not felt ready. The reason: "I suffered a panic attack and was not in the Constitution, to complete a game."

Today, it's Buffon. He is sure that the experiences of the past have made him the Goalie he is today and the world in the past few years has seen. The Italians have always been one who tried to hold back his emotions, for example, when he was with the national team for the 2018 world Cup missed, after the game the reporters asked, and on the verge of tears. Such scenes, and the 17-year-old Loyalty to Juventus made Buffon also outside of the city of Turin and of Italy to one of the most respected footballer .

Gianluigi Buffon after the disappointing outcome of the world Cup Barrage. Video: sporx.com

The Show of emotion was for him always an important part of his career, Buffon. "I was never scared of it. There are things that happen to me and I am not ashamed."

He was also Ultra

Buffon stands today, in the autumn of his career, from the Squadra Azzurra, he has departed, it was time to make younger players. And his Era at Juventus ended last summer. Since then, Buffon plays for Paris St-Germain, and comes as a considerable number of stakes, 13. Buffon is now 40, and divides up his Post in goal with the 25-year-old Alphonse Areola.

In an Interview with "Vanity Fair" tells the story of Buffon but from a different time. In youth he followed the football club Carrarese Calcio, which plays in the Italian Serie C. Wherein: a is followed by the wrong word. "I was an Ultra," says Buffon, "when I was young, I had a feeling of omnipotence and invincibility." He thought, however, he could do what he had wanted.

In his time as a follower of Carrarese, he had also taken drugs. Once assured Buffon. Not full of drugs, pumping, were principles that had given him his parents on the way. A train in a Joint, but he had not been able to resist. The Only thing he remembered was the huge cloud that enveloped the Fans in the curve. "A cloud, caused by 200 Joints," said Buffon.

this Ultra that had made his experiences with drugs and depression, later became one of the best Goalies, a world champion and multiple Italian champion. Just something Buffon is missing in his collection: the Champions League. And if he fails now with PSG, Yes even then he shed again and a few tears. Because it is easy to Gianluigi Buffon. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 09.01.2019, 15:21 PM

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