The Gianluigi Donnarumma case lights up Italy

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Gianluigi Donnarumma breathes. Indeed, the Italian began his second season at Paris Saint-Germain with more calm and serenity. Competing with Keylor Navas last year under Mauricio Pochettino, Gigio had not had an easy year in 2021-22. Starter 24 times, he had made several mistakes, including that of Karim Benzema who had helped revive Real Madrid in the Champions League and had taken him out of his game. In the Italian team, Donnarumma had not necessarily been more reassuring.

By the end of March, it had been widely noted after the failure of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup against North Macedonia in the semifinal of the play-offs. “Donnarumma sleeps in the Macedonian goal”can we read in Republic for instance. Six months later, Gianluigi Donnarumma shows a much better face. In any case, in the selection. Starter last night against Hungary (2-0), was invaluable to the Squadra Azzurra by making several important saves. Rather reassuringly, he was praised by the transalpine press on Tuesday.

Italy is conquered again

“Inhuman Gigio”headed the Gazzetta dello Sport who gave it a rating of 8. The same rating for the Corriere dello Sport who later added: “A start gave the chills, but Gigio kept us afloat in the second half with five decisive saves”. tuttosportwho also gave it an 8, spoke about the Donnarumma Show before clarifying: “He reads a cross from a free kick in the 42nd very poorly but he deflects it well. Early in the second half he unleashes three phenomenal saves in seconds and you understand the difference between having him and not having him. The same on 10 and 18: phenomenal”.

The PSG player was also congratulated by coach Roberto Mancini. Gigio has been good. Now, at PSG, he is in a calmer situation compared to last year, that condition benefits him.. Named number 1 goalkeeper by Christophe Galtier, Donnarumma has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season. In total, he conceded 6 goals and made 6 clean sheets. Nine if we add the two made with Italy against England and Hungary. Enough to give confidence and a smile to the main interested party questioned by the Ray yesterday.

Donnarumma learned from his mistakes

“We needed these games to get our enthusiasm back, even if the World Cup is still an open wound and we can’t go back. We have to go out, we have to do it all over Italy. A mistake can happen, but you have to stay focused, you have to work at your best and understand where you made a mistake.. Gigio has obviously learned his lessons from him. Despite everything, the goalkeeper, who made some saves, has not been entirely reassuring in Paris since the start of the season. His kicking game is perceived as weak and some of his interventions are not considered very good.

Anyway, Christophe Galtier is quite happy with his player. He thus confided in him at the beginning of September during a press conference. “As for the hierarchy, it is like this currently. I’m happy with Gigio’s performance. I know that Keylor works hard, that he is really competitive and ready to be available for the team if there is a need, but I am happy with what Gigio does, what he brings and the presence of him.” Thus, all the conditions are met for him to return to his best level. Paris and Italy are waiting for this!

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