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Man City Goalkeeper Eager To Emulate Gianluigi Buffon

Joe Hart

Reports are out claiming that Joe Hart admits he would love to play for as long as his hero Gianluigi Buffon.

The Juventus goalkeeper is still in world-class form for the Italian giants despite clocking up 37 years.

Ahead of City’s clash with Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Hart spoke of his admiration for Buffon and how he wishes to play on for as long and be as successful as the Turin club’s record appearance maker if his form and fitness allow him.

“That is body reliant, you never know how the future is going to pan out. I feel good at the moment and I never want to stop, playing every few days isn’t a problem but I don’t know how that changes as you get older,” said Hart.

“It is easy to talk about records, but I am 28 and have it all in front of me. Buffon has actually done it, and because of his longevity, his quality and the way he has looked after himself it’s no fluke.

“I used to watch him on television on Sunday afternoons when I was growing up. He was massive then and he’s still going, showing no signs of letting up.

“He’s won the World Cup, he’s done the lot. He’s a real inspiration, and every time I come up against him he seems to have a great game.”

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