Mon 26 September 2022 | 21:58

Donnarumma: Nothing can heal the open wound of missing the World Cup

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma says despite their Nations League success he can not hide his disappointment n missing the World Cup.




on Monday in the Nations League with Giacomo Raspadori and Federico Dimarco goals to qualify for next year’s finals. Hungary finished second in the group.


and England also finished in third and fourth place.

“We needed this to bring back a bit of enthusiasm, even if nothing can heal the open wound that is missing the World Cup,”

Donnarumma told RAI Sport.

“It was important to reboot, for all of Italy and for those who believed in us. We started the group well with two victories, now reach the Final Four and will try to win the whole thing.”

Former Milan player says his talent in shot-stopping is more because of his DNA than training.

“I think it’s more Mother Nature than anything else, although I do work in training too. It takes a bit of everything. I have to continue like this.”

PSG goalkeeper who had a disappointing first season at Paris stopped Hungary players on several occasions and was one of the best players on the pitch.

“My method doesn’t change. Sometimes it can be very difficult for us goalkeepers to recover from mistakes, but we must remain concentrated, work hard and understand what went wrong, trying not to do it again.

“When there’s so much at stake, I try to relax in the locker room and joke around, to take the pressure off. Then when I step onto the pitch, my mind is totally on the game.

“Unfortunately, mistakes can still happen, I worked on it and I know that I still need to work on things like when to play the ball and when to clear it.”

source: SportMob

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