Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that he used to fight with depression issues early in his career.
The former Italian international is considered as one of the best goalkeepers even at the age of 40.
Former Italy international Gianluigi Buffon has confessed that he used to fight depression issues early in his career. The player has been one of the best goalkeepers in the last two decades in the world and has won many accolades including the World Cup. The veteran custodian joined Paris Saint Germain from Juventus in the summer transfer window prior to the last one and is going from strength to strength even at the age of 40.
Speaking about his fight against issues of depression, the former Italy and Juventus goalkeeper said, “For a few months, everything just stopped making sense. It seemed like no one cared about me, just the footballer I represented. It was like everyone was asking about Buffon and nobody about Gigi. It was a really difficult moment.”
He added, “If I had not gone through this experience, that cloud and that turmoil with other people, I may have never have got out of it. I had the clarity of understanding that it was a watershed moment between giving up and confronting those insecurities we all have. I was never scared of showing them nor of crying — something which happens to me and of which I am not at all embarrassed.”