A few weeks have passed since Paris Saint-Germain was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League. One of the moments that still give supporters nightmares for years to come is the mental mistake made by Gianluigi Donnarumma, leading to the first Karim Benzema goal.
Donnarumma was riding a wave of praise after Italy came off a UEFA Euro title with their win over England last summer.
However, more than half a year later, the 23-year-old has struggled with costly performances for his club and country, leading to Italy’s failure to reach the World Cup and PSG’s exit from the Champions League.
These moments are learning experiences for Donnarumma, says former Brazil national team and Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar. Furthermore, Cesar details why he believes the PSG shot-stopper has possibly struggled over the past few weeks.
“Many positive things happened to this young man; sometimes it is not easy to have that personality you need to get on the pitch after all the things he has been through down the years.”
Cesar also details that Donnarumma needs to find consistency to get through the ups and downs of football if he wants to become one of the top goalkeepers in the world.
“In football, there are ups and downs, but you need to be consistent if you want to become a great keeper,” Cesar added. “If you make a mistake during a match, you cannot miss the next 10 or 20 balls. Otherwise, you are out. This is what I think; however, the team did not help. I am talking about both club and national team.”
“He is a lad who still has a lot to give to football; he can offer a lot to this sport. He is very young, and fans will be happy to watch him playing, because he is a young talent.”