Just two weeks after announcing his retirement from international duty, legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had admitted he could play for the Italy national team again.
Buffon bid a tearful farewell to the Azzurri on November 13, just minutes after Italy fell to Sweden in a two-leg playoff and failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Though that appeared to be the end of a legendary international career, the 39-year-old has now admitted he could return for Italy at some point.
“I took a break from the national team,” Buffon said at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan on Monday.
“Both for Juventus and for the national team I have always considered myself a soldier,” Buffon continued.
“Even when I’m 60 I could never turn down any call because I have in me the concept of nation.”