Having begun his career in the Juventus youth sector and grow up alongside Gigi Buffon, Bologna goalkeeper Antonio Mirante says that when Gigi Buffon retires he will be seen as the best goalkeeper ever.

“Working with Buffon was an education,” Mirante told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “When he stops playing we’ll say he was the greatest.

“He has never bowed the pressure or criticism and he’s someone who never allows himself to miss even one training session. He’s an incredible athlete, and the goalkeeper’s role is the hardest. You have to be a perfect athlete.”

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