Buffon believes Neymar will recover from World Cup disappointment

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"I have joined Paris with a child's enthusiasm", Buffon said during the press conference, as quoted on PSG's official website. Buffon has never won Ol' Big Ears himself; the elusive Champions League trophy.

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 40, predicted that his new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar will recover from the disappointment of being knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium. "I think that the team has the character of the coach".

Matuidi left PSG for Juve a year ago.

"But at the beginning of a season, you can't focus on a goal, only mad people do that and we're not mad here".

"He'll keep playing for as long as feels like a No 1".

The club has so far failed to transfer its domestic dominance onto the global stage.

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Olympique de Marseille still remain to only French team top have achieved any European success, with a Champions League win, 25 years ago.

Buffon posed for photos alongside Al-Khelaifi and with the PSG goalkeepers jersey and club scarf.

Buffon is expected to be in PSG's squad for the International Champions Cup fixtures against Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid in Austria and Singapore this summer.

The nine-time Serie A victor had been linked with taking up an off-field role at Juve but wanted to keep on playing and signed a one-year-deal in Paris.

"I've talked to Buffon so many times over the last 3-4 months", Lippi told Radio Anch'io Sport (via Football Italia).

Buffon, former captain of Juve and Italy, retired from the global stage in November after the Azzurri lost a World Cup playoff to Sweden, although he returned for a couple of friendlies.

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