Buffon not obsessed with Champs League

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon admits winning the Champions League is at the top of his wish list, but insists it is not an obsession for him.

The 38-year-old is yet to enjoy European glory in his long, prestigious career, despite reaching the Champions League final on two occasions.

“I would not want to trade any of my Serie A titles for the Champions League,” Buffon told Italia Uno.

“The Champions League is not an obsession for me. I see it as a beautiful adventure, which I approach with great enthusiasm every year. Playing in the Champions League is a great emotion.”

Juve were knocked out by Bundesliga side FC Bayern München in the round of 16 this year, and Buffon feels the Italian champions stood a chance of going all the way, had they survived against Pep Guardiola’s side.

“I think we perhaps came even closer to winning it this season than last term when we made the final,” he added. “Had we eliminated Bayern, then Barcelona would have been the remaining stumbling block.

“I think we are on par with all the other teams and we might even be considered favourites against most. In hindsight, it was a huge opportunity for us.”

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