Buffon confident of win
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon believes that his side will overcome Australia on Monday.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes that his side will overcome Australia on Monday.
Juventus keeper Buffon feels that Italy will need to play with commitment against Australia in order to reach the quarter finals.
"It's a challenge without appeal. Should we face it in the best possible way we will overcome the round," said Buffon.
"We have already burned ourselves against the USA, and we don't want it to happen again. Australia have similar characteristics, but against the Americans we caused ourselves problems.
"People like seeing the spirit with which we play."
Buffon said the squad need to focus on their football and not the scandal which is surrounding Italian football at the moment.
"These things haven't left signs, each of us is concentrating on the World Cup," added Buffon.
"It's an opportunity that comes every four years and it can't be ruined by other things.