Buffon ‘an alien’ and all-time great – Morata

first_imgGianluigi Buffon Buffon ‘an alien’ and all-time great, says Morata Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:37 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GianluigiBuffon - Cropped Getty Images Spain v Italy Spain Italy Juventus Serie A WC Qualification Europe Morata The shot-stopper’s former Juventus team-mate has hailed the experience and quality of the man, even at 39 Gianluigi Buffon is “an alien” and one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, according to Alvaro Morata.Morata is set to face his former Juventus team-mate on Saturday when Spain host Italy in World Cup qualifying.Morata FGS vs Italy 7/2 with dabblebet  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The Chelsea forward spent two seasons with Buffon at Juve and said the 39-year-old and Iker Casillas were the best shot-stoppers of all time.”He’s an alien,” Morata told El Pais.”He and Casillas for me have been the two best goalkeepers in history. It’s hard to repeat two guys like that.”Even if they don’t have the strength or agility they had before, they impose on you one-on-one.”Buffon always anticipates. After more than 20 years as a professional, he knows the movements and thoughts of the forwards.”Another former team-mate Morata praised was Giorgio Chiellini, the star Juve centre-back who will miss Italy’s clashes with Spain and Israel due to injury.Morata described just how difficult it was to get the better of the 33-year-old defender.”It’s like you’re being put in a cage with a gorilla and you have to steal his food,” he said.”I think that the few times I have scored against him have been inside the area. It is impossible to win a one-on-one with Chiellini, or he’s holding you.”last_img

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