Gigi Buffon has welcomed the challenge of
"This could be the last year and I would like to be a protagonist, as I have always dreamed of being," he said- via Goal. "A year in which we see the Buffon that pays attention to detail and is eager to make his mark. To do that, I have to be important. I will work for this next year.
"The team goals are a consequence of what you have given and taken throughout the year."
With Szczesny reportedly set to join Juventus from Arsenal, and Donnarumma emerging as a challenger for the No.1 spot in the national team, Buffon has looked forward to the challenge of keeping himself ahead of the competition.
"I've always been a rational person and I've always looked for the meaning of things," he added. "It's right that Juve want Szczesny and that there is a good player like Donnarumma at the national team.
"For me it will be a great motivation twice because, although I am 39-40 years, I have to maintain my place. If I no longer want to play, I'll stay at home because Donnarumma and Szczesny are good goalkeepers by merit, not because someone gave them something."