Champions League - Buffon: I'd give up four years for Champions League medal

Gianluigi Buffon admits he’d “give three or four years of my career to win the Champions League” with Juventus.

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2013, Gianluigi Buffon, Italy (AP/LaPresse)

The goalkeeper has won the World Cup, UEFA Cup, European Under-21 Championship, numerous Scudetti, Italian Super Cups and the Coppa Italia, but one trophy still haunts him.

“Let’s start from the fact you never get tired of winning the Scudetto, as it’s always a pleasure, but it’s also true that the Champions League is not something you win easily,” he told TG1.

“What would I give to reach the Final? I already got there in 2003 and really did not enjoy losing,” Buffon said of the defeat on penalties to Milan.

“If I have another six or seven years of my career left, then I’d give three or four years to win the Champions League.”

Buffon will play in tonight’s Serie A tie against Sampdoria at 19.45 UK time. Click here for a match preview.

Juventus squad for Sampdoria: Buffon, Chiellini, Caceres, Ogbonna, Pogba, Vucinic, Tevez, De Ceglie, Giovinco, Peluso, Llorente, Barzagli, Marrone, Bonucci, Padoin, Pirlo, Asamoah, Vidal, Lichtsteiner, Quagliarella, Storari, Matri, Isla, Rubinho

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