The famous porter of Juventus of Turin and the Italian selection Gianluigi Buffon also gave his favorites for the Gold Ball 2014. He preferred to support Cristiano Ronaldo rather than Manuel Neuer, his German counterpart.
It was thought that Gianluigi Buffon, a great goalkeeper, was going to support Manuel Neuer, the German doorman 2014 world champion, in the gold Ball race 2014. But no solidarity at all. The player of the Juventus of Turin and the Squadrona Azzurra has chosen to give voice to Cristiano Ronaldo, author of his best season with Real Madrid last year. Moreover, “Gigi” did not even cite the Munich, finalist in the same way as CR7 and Lionel Messi. For him, the captain of the Portuguese selection has a head start.
“Today, to win this prize, a goalkeeper must achieve something truly exceptional,” said Gianluigi Buffon, questioned by journalists of the official FIFA website. “It’s probably Ronaldo who will win it.” Even if he had not won the Champions League, the prize should come back to him because he is the best at the moment, and it has been two years since he manages to maintain an absolutely breathtaking level of performance. He deserves recognition for that. That said, I think when it is at 100%, the best of all is Messi. It is simply sublime to watch play. There is not such a big difference between the two. Therefore, as soon as one drops a tiny bit of diet, one speaks more of the other. This year, Ronaldo was incredibly decisive, incredibly professional. He has a mentality apart. It sets very high goals and attains them. At the end of the day, we must reward the people who deserve it, that is, those who have gone the farthest through work and sacrifices.