Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon: Crying makes me 'feel human'

Gianluigi Buffon has no issue being in touch with his softer side and has admitted that crying makes him "feel human."

The 40-year-old Juventus and Italy legend famously shed tears after the Azzurri were eliminated by Sweden in World Cup qualifying late last year.

A World Cup winner and eight-time Serie A champion, the former Parma goalkeeper has been no stranger to big disappointment either. And he spoke about his emotions recently.

"I cry often and I cry alone. Crying helps -- it frees you and makes you feel human," Buffon said during the filming of a documentary called "First Team: Juventus."

"I never cry for football. I can be touched but it's not about the defeat itself.

"It's something more complex and romantic."