‘It Was Very Hard’ — Donnarumma Takes a Look Back on PSG’s Early Champions League Elimination This Season

Paris Saint-Germain entered the season as a heavy favorite to go on and win the UEFA Champions League. However, the French side’s aspirations of finally winning the competition once again came to a crashing end in the round of 16, as it was eliminated by Real Madrid last month.

Donnarumma was among the players who were blamed for the early exit, and as he noted to PSG TV ahead of the club’s Ligue 1 away fixture against Clermont Foot, it was quite a difficult moment for him at this stage in his career.

“Yes, it was hard, it was very hard,” Donnarumma said. “We understand the dissatisfaction of the supporters, but we also know that unfortunately, it’s football. We have to move on and we are. It’s difficult, but in this team, there are only great players. We are all sad for the Champions League, but we also have to look to the future.”

Donnarumma did not have much to go his way in March, which also included being there when Italy failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup following its home playoff loss to North Macedonia.

The Italian goalkeeper kicked off April on the right track after taking part in PSG’s 5-1 league win over Lorient, and now he could go on to feature against Clermont Foot on matchday 31.

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