Prandelli backs Buffon

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has brushed aside concerns about Gianluigi Buffon's form.

Last Updated: 22/10/13 at 09:27 Post Comment   

Buffon: Let in a flurry of goals at the weekend

Buffon: Let in a flurry of goals at the weekend

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has brushed aside concerns about Gianluigi Buffon's form after the Juventus goalkeeper's struggles at Fiorentina on Sunday.

The 35-year-old came under fire after conceding four goals in 16 minutes against the Viola as Juve's unbeaten run was halted with a 4-2 defeat in Florence.

"For me Gigi is the best goalkeeper in Italy," Prandelli said to "He is the number one and he will be a starter in the World Cup in Brazil.

"There is no Buffon situation. Gigi has my maximum trust."

Juve have conceded 10 goals in eight Serie A games, nine more than league leaders Roma.

"I think defences are being penalised much more than in the past," Prandelli said.

"You have to adapt to certain situations by which, in order to avoid conceding a penalty, you are forced to give more space in the area to rival strikers."

Italy captain Buffon is in his 13th season at Juve and has won the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year award nine times.

New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments


may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Please Stop Telling Us What To Think


ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

Wenger hails important win


s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Probert to referee FA Cup final

Lee Probert will referee the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the Football Association has announced.

Premier League: Liverpool upbeat on Daniel Sturridge's injury ahead of Norwich game

Liverpool are optimistic that striker Daniel Sturridge will be fit for this weekend's game against Norwich.

Premier League: Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner hails Paul Lambert in bullish statement

Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has issued a bullish statement in reaction to the suspension of two of his coaches.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property