Donnarumma ahead of Milan derby: “I can see Ibrahimović deciding the game.”

Speaking to Sky Sport in the build-up to this Sunday’s crucial Derby della Madonnina, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looked ahead to a crucial clash against Inter in the race for the Scudetto. 

The young ‘keeper also looked back on a high-flying season for the Rossoneri, as Champions League qualification and a title challenge look to be on the cards heading into the run-in.

“I think we’ll put in a great performance, and if I close my eyes I can see Ibra deciding the game.”

Is this the best Milan side since you started playing?

“It definitely is, we’re more of a team. I don’t know if Milan is a stronger team but nowadays we all get along, we’re enjoying ourselves and we’re a great team. I think this is the essential thing when it comes to aiming high.”

Should this Milan be challenging for the Scudetto?

“It’s a Milan side that can challenge, one that shouldn’t feel content [with what it has]. The aim is to qualify for the Champions League, but we’ll do the breakdown at the end.”

What would a return to the Champions League mean for you?

“Playing in it is a dream, to return there would be bringing Milan back to where it deserves to be.”

On Ibrahimović 

“Ibra is a champion, he never gives up, he helps everyone. He’s the first one on the pitch and the last one to leave. He’s an example for everyone, and is really helping us all out with this.”

On his personal growth

“Sometimes I got my attitude wrong on the pitch, but it’s part of the experience, I was still a boy. These days I’m much more mature, I’m improving with each game. The more we move forward and I mature the more I think I’m on the right track.”

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