- Paris-Saint-Germain goalie Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he had depression at Juventus
- The Italian added that he also missed a game for Juventus because he had a panic attack
- But Buffon went on to succeed at the Turin based club playing for 17 years before he left last year
Italian professional goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has explained how he suffered with depression during his playing days at reigning Serie A champions Juventus.
Buffon who is one of the best goalkeepers in the world made it clear that he once had a panic attack which made him miss a game for Juventus.
Before moving to French champions Paris-Saint-Germain in 2018, the 40-year-old goalkeeper spent 17 years at Juventus playing 656 games for the Turin based club.
And while having an interview with Vanity Fair according to the report by BBC, Gianluigi Buffon stated that he struggled during his early years playing at Juventus.
"For a few months, everything lost meaning. It seemed like no-one cared about me, just the footballer I represented.
"It was like everyone was asking about Buffon and nobody about Gigi.
"I went to Ivano Bordon, the goalkeeper coach, and told him: 'Ivano, get goalkeeper Antonio Chimenti to warm up and play. I'm not feeling up to it.
"I had suffered a panic attack and was in no state to play the match.
"If I had not gone through this experience, that cloud and that turmoil with other people, I may have never have got out of it,'' Gianluigi Buffon explained according to BBC.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed Cristiano Ronaldo's influence will not win the Champions League for Juventus.
The Portuguese made a big summer money from Real Madrid to join the Biaconerri and his primary aim is to help the club win the elite competition.
However, Juventus legend Buffon has said Lionel Messi stands a better chance in winning the trophy with Barcelona.
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