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    21.12.2014 17:25 - in: Other competitions S

    Buffon gunning for domestic double

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    The captain is hungry to finish the job Juventus started with May’s Scudetto triumph: “Our aim is quite simply to win it, so that we can complete this cycle we began when we won the title”

    Gigi Buffon says the reigning champions are determined to finish the job they started by completing a Scudetto-Super Cup double when they face off with Coppa Italia winners Napoli in Monday night’s final.

    Speaking to the media in Doha, the captain said: “Our aim is quite simply to win it, so that we can complete this cycle we began when we won the title.”

    The 36-year-old expects the reigning champions to be given a run for their money by a Napoli outfit well-versed in tackling one-off games, believing there will be little to choose between the sides on the night.  

    “I think Napoli are among the ten best teams in Europe when it comes to a one-off match. If you look at the individual qualities and the way the two teams play I guess we share a similar playing philosophy, which is to dictate the tempo and attack the opposition, albeit with different tactical set-ups.

    “Both sides will therefore look to exploit the weapons at their disposal to the full, and I think Napoli can battle with us on equal terms in a one-off contest.”

    Buffon concluded by conveying his delight at the warm welcome afforded to the Bianconeri throughout their stay in Qatar so far.

    “We've been met with incredible enthusiasm here. I think a lot of us – myself included – didn't even know there was a Juve Club here as well. The reception we've been given has certainly made us feel special and loved.”

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