Winner of Belgium with the Nazionale this Friday (2-1), Gianluigi Donnarumma confirms his sparkling form with the Italian selection. In 31 caps, the young goalie has never conceded more than one goal per game.
Two goals conceded in five games, including one in overtime and one from the penalty spot: the Italian defense and Gianluigi Donnarumma are insurmountable in this Euro. This Friday against Belgium (2-1), the probable future goalkeeper of PSG demonstrated it again, in particular by making a superb headline on De Bruyne in the first period. All to prevent him from conceding two goals in the same match with the Nazionale for the first time in his career.
18 clean sheets in 31 caps
Since his national debut in September 2016 against France where he replaced Gianluigi Buffon at half-time at 17, Donnarumma has never taken more than one goal with Italy, totaling 13 small goals conceded in 31 games and therefore 18 clean sheets, including 9 in a row between last November and the round of 16 against Austria. During this match, he even erased the legendary Dino Zoff from the shelves with 1168 minutes of unbeaten time.
“The match never ended … We are an extraordinary group, this group does not let go, he reacted in a press conference after the meeting. Now it’s the semi-final, let’s play it and let’s move slowly towards our goal. I always try to help the team and give my maximum. I’m really moved. This is my first important competition and the goal is to go as far as possible with this jersey. Let’s move forward and hope to make everyone’s dream come true. “
Pickford does even better at the Euro
“We were angry at half-time, he explains after the penalty conceded in added time by Lukaku. But we calmed down immediately because there were 45 minutes left, we shouldn’t lose any energy. We had chances to score again but the important thing is to win. ” Only Jordan Pickford, who faces Ukraine this Saturday with the Three Lions in the quarter-finals, conceded fewer goals (0) than the rampart of the Nazionale in this Euro.