PSG’s Goalkeeper Donnarumma Opens Up About Emotional AC Milan Return

It’s been a few days since Gianluigi Donnarumma was Public Enemy No. 1 at the San Siro. AC Milan supporters whistled, booed, and even threw fake money at the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper.

Donnarumma was recently at the Hall of Fame del Calcio Italiano, an evening highlighting Italian football. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old looked back on his match at the San Siro against AC Milan and the more than hostile reception he received for leaving the free club two years ago.

The PSG shot-stopper assured that during the match, he did not want to be distracted by this climate but that after the game, he had to release his emotions. 

“It wasn’t easy in October 2021 (during the Nations League semi-final between Italy and Spain), and it wasn’t easy this time either,” Donnarumma said (h/t Paris Fans). “On the pitch, you try not to get distracted by anything, giving everything you have for the team. 

“It’s certain that after the match, we feel it more and release our emotions. But on the ground, we try not to be affected. From this point of view, I have progressed a lot.”

After the 2-1 loss to the Serie A side, Kylian Mbappé stood up for his PSG teammate. Furthermore, he slammed the fans for their behavior. Donnarumma made some critical stops in the match, but it was to no avail.

PSG does face a challenging task in the final two matchdays. However, the capital club does control its destiny. As long as the French giants secure two wins, they punch their ticket to the next stage of the competition.

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