Paris Saint-Germain’s Gianluigi Donnarumma: “I gave everything to Milan till the last game”

Current Paris Saint-Germain and former Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has stated that he gave everything to the Rossoneri during his time at the club.

Donnarumma was at Milan since he was very young and he made his first-team debut at 16, as he went onto play for the club for many years before controversially departing for PSG on a free transfer. During one of his returns at the San Siro with the Italian national team, Donnarumma was once booed by sections of the stadium for having chosen to join the French giants.

With PSG to take on Milan tomorrow in a big Champions League clash, Donnarumma spoke to reporters and he was asked about Milan. The goalkeeper stated that he doesn’t want to get caught up in the emotions of his past, ahead of the clash on Wednesday evening.

He said: “In Paris, I was welcomed well, even by the fans. It was difficult at first because I didn’t have my friends. I left many in Milan. And I didn’t speak the language. But now things are better with French and I have friends here too.”

He further said: “And it’s sorry because I gave my all to Milan till the last match. It’s normal for criticism to be very unpleasant, but now there’s no time to think about this. There will be a way. Now I’m focused on a match that will be difficult and exciting. I don’t want to get caught up in the emotions, which will be many, because I will find old friends again, after so many years together. But I need to stay focused and give everything.”

Milan have drawn both of their group games so far in the competition, holding both Newcastle United and Borussia Dortmund to goalless draws.

 

 

 

Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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