Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is yet to decide on his retirement plan after saying "motivation is everything", as he weighs the options available to him.
The veteran shot-stopper said he will continue playing for as long as he remains motivated to "suffer" and "fight.
The Italian captain is set to make a decision with retirement in his sight, though he is yet to make a concrete decision on his future beyond this season.
Buffon is seen as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the World and he appeared to end his career at the end of the next summer’s World Cup in Russia but Italy failed to qualify for the tournament.
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It appeared that the ex-Parma is having a re-think about his retirement plan.
Buffon said: "Motivation is everything.
"As long as I want to suffer, to fight, I'll continue. After the passion that motivated me in my first years, I set myself the goal of having a challenge, to always fight for a bigger objective.
"I'll need to see - together with the club - what energy level I'll have and whether I can continue or not
"What makes me happy is the fact that, whatever my future will be, I feel very serene and gratified for what my career has been, and for what I think I've given to Juventus, Parma, the national team and all of football.
"I know I have always worked with extreme seriousness and unselfishness, putting the good of the group ahead of my own."
Buffon is aiming to win the Serie A with Juventus this season, the Champions are just a point clear of Napoli with a game in hand.