Buffon: ‘Ronaldo signing kept players at Juventus’

Gianluigi Buffon asserts that ‘others could’ve left’ Juventus had Cristiano Ronaldo not joined the club this summer.
The Bianconeri legend left Turin in the summer, ending a 17-year tenure with Juve, before joining Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
“I think, speaking in a friendly way with the President after such a long and stressful period because being a Juventus player and captain weighs on you a little, even if it’s an honour, the time had come for us to go our separate ways,” Gigi told Tiki Taka.
“I considered retiring or carrying on playing if an incredible offer from a top club came my way. If it had come from an exotic League, I wouldn’t have considered it.
“The offer from PSG arrived in May, and it made me consider the option of playing for another year or two.
“It was an unnatural choice but one I thought about a lot. We left each other on sweet terms, that’s what I wanted and I think everyone else did too.
“I won seven Scudetti in a row and even if you’re stronger, you never take winning for granted. It involves so much nervous fatigue.
“For me it was time to say ‘enough’. Juve probably felt others could’ve left and that the only way to reawaken everyone was buying Cristiano.”
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Cancelo: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or’
Wednesday October 31, 2018

Joao Cancelo is full of praise for Juventus teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, declaring ‘If Cristiano doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, it’s just incredible.’ The Portuguese full-back joined Juve this summer along with his compatriot and is still impressed by his work-rate. “Every day I train with Cristiano Ronaldo and so far he has won […]

New Canaan round-up for Thursday, May 2: Girls golf and tennis score victories
Friday May 03, 2019

Girls Golf NEW CANAAN 177, STAPLES 191 (at LongShore GC, par 37): Staples: Sophia Sarrazin 38, Claire Gordy 51, Deniz Elden 51, Brianna Dwyer 51; New Canaan: Morgan Hibbert 39, Meghan Mitchell 45,  Molly Mitchell 46, Stirling Legge 47; Records: Staples 5-1; New Canaan 6-0 Girls Tennis NEW CANAAN 7, RIDGEFIELD 0 (at New Canaan): […]

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Manchester United v Juventus Champions League Q&A Part 1
Sunday October 21, 2018

Juventus head to England to face Manchester United in the Champions League for the first time since 2003 and ahead of the match, I put your questions to best selling author, Wayne Barton. Wayne has written a series of books on United ranging from player biographies to reviews of record-breaking seasons and just about everything […]

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