Fresh off leading his native Morocco to the World Cup with a win over Ivory Coast, Medhi Benatia did not hide his satisfaction in speaking to Mediaset & Sky Sports.
"It was the most beautiful moment of my career. I've won [the league] both with Bayern and Juve, but to captain Morocco and focusing on qualifying for so long, making my country happy was very nice. Even when I returned to Turin, everyone complimented me showing once again that we are all part of a family here.
Buffon, of course, was happy for me as well, while I expressed my sorrow to him and the other Azzurri players. A World Cup without Italy doesn't look right...Gigi is a champion that has won so much, is our captain and he knows how to re-focus. There are many important goals still remaining this year and we must try to win as much as possible to make them forget their disappointment."