Buffon made some statements to France Football microphones. Here is an excerpt of his words about Juventus and the missed Ballon d’Or.
Buffon: “Juventus is a team that always has a sword of Damocles over their heads. On the Golden Ball … “
“Why is Juventus involved in so many scandals? It is a team that always has a sword of Damocles above its head, it is always the center of attention in Italy both by its supporters and its opponents. What happens to Juve always makes a lot of noise. She has been accused of many things, she has also often been punished, more or less for things that other clubs have also done. And I say this without defending the team. When this happens to Juventus, all the others hide behind her because they know that she is the one who unleashes the loudest clamor “.
On the missed Ballon d’Or: “There is not always a logic. In 2003 I was voted the best player in the Champions League, a rarity for a goalkeeper, and I didn’t even finish in the top 5 of the trophy. In any case, I am not interested in certain awards, but I like meritocracy because it is something that is part of sport. And I often don’t find it. Furthermore, for me, the greatest injustice surrounding the Golden Ball was that suffered by Andres Iniesta, who was as strong as Maradona, Messi or Ronaldo ”.