Alvaro Morata has described Gianluigi Buffon as an alien and says he is the greatest goalkeeper of all time.
Morata’s Spain will face Buffon and Italy on Saturday, in a world cup qualifying match that pits the former teammates against one another.
Morata spent two seasons on the same team as the 39-year-old in Juventus and has described him as the best ever.
“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.”