Everyone dreams of winning the Champions League but there's one man who perhaps covets it more than anyone else: Gigi Buffon. It's the one trophy that has thus far eluded him and he's desperate to put that right tomorrow.
The Bianconeri skipper said as much, in no uncertain terms, during Friday's media conference ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
“Winning would give me immense joy because there's nothing better than getting your hands on the prize after craving it and grafting for it, and there's nothing better than being able to share success with your team-mates and everyone else after giving everything you have and perhaps more to achieve it.”
“The build-up to games like this are always the same: you're focused, you have the right amount of fear and respect for your opponents and you're aware of your own ability and strengths.
We need all of those things if we're to get our approach spot on tomorrow.”
“This final will feel different for me to what it feels like for the younger lads or others who have won this competition before and have another four or five years ahead of them.
"That's something I don't have so it will be a special game for me and I want to make sure I have no regrets afterwards.
“I hope we can pull it off because everyone works hard for each other in this team. I know that by playing well I can do my bit for the team and that would be the best thing I can do for my team-mates.”
“We do feel confident but not arrogant because we're up against a side with a long history of winning finals. We, on the other hand, have lost a few. Juve v Real is the perfect opportunity to invert both those trends in one fell swoop.
“Nerves? When you start feeling nervous you think about who you are and what you're capable of and it helps to settle the nerves.”