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      12.01.2014 19:02 - in: Serie A S

      Buffon: “A tough act to follow”

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      The Juve captain hails the team’s achievement in recording 11 Serie A wins in a row, but maintains that their overall aim remains winning a historic third consecutive Scudetto

      Gigi Buffon has expressed his delight at playing a part in setting a new club record of 11 consecutive league wins with this afternoon's 4-1 win against Cagliari.

      “It’s an achievement we’re very happy with and it’s another testament to all that we’re doing. Until a few Sundays ago, I also had the chance to break a personal record, but team achievements are much more important. I believe the one we’ve set today will last a long time.”

      His miraculous stop to deny Daniele Dessena after Juve had just regained parity against Cagliari was a pivotal moment in this afternoon’s victory, and another example of why the Bianconeri’s captain is one of the very best goalkeepers around.

      “I needed that bit of luck, because it’s not like I clawed the ball away from the top corner. Instead it was an instinctive thing and by trying to cover the goal as best I could, I managed to make the stop.”

      It was in large part thanks to Buffon’s decisiveness that Juve have maintained their eight-point lead over second-placed Roma, and his sights are now set on making sure the team stay there for the remainder of the campaign.

      “Our next objective is winning the Scudetto, the third in a row, considering almost eighty years have passed since we last did it."

      When the topic turned to Europe, the 35-year-old agreed that it is a different challenge to an outing in Serie A.

      “We know the best way to approach games with all the Italian sides. Maybe in Europe something different is required, but we have a coach who’s so well prepared that next year he’ll be able to find the solution."

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