Buffon: Milan are favourites
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gianluigi Buffon admits that Milan have a slight edge in the Serie A title race.Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has conceded that Milan have a slight edge in the Serie A title race.
The Italian international believes it is imperative that Juve win their upcoming clash with Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
"They [Milan] beat Inter and now have a small advantage in the title race," admitted Buffon.
"Should we beat Roma, then everything will be equal again because Milan still have to visit Rome."
Buffon is expecting a busy evening against Roma and believes that it will be an opportunity to show his worth to Juve.
"Roma are a great team, especially with that attacking trio (of Francesco Totti, Antonio Cassano and Vincenzo Montella)," continued Buffon.
"On Saturday, my role is of fundamental importance.
"It will be my turn to contribute to the team."
The 27-year-old custodian also denied reports suggesting there were problems within Juve's squad.
"I have read many wrong things about this team - the truth is we feel good and the group is close," observed Buffon.
"The win against Siena was useful, as it has allowed us to get in the correct frame of mind for our games with Roma and Real Madrid."