PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma laughs at ‘nonsense’ rumors he is unhappy at his new club
Gianluigi Donnarumma laughs at ‘NONSENSE’ rumors that he is unhappy at PSG after playing second fiddle to Keylor Navas so far as Italian stars ‘dream’ Champions League debut win over Man City
- Gianluigi Donnarumma laughed off ‘nonsense’ rumors he wasn’t happy at PSG
- The Italian arrived at the club earlier this summer and has been second choice
- Reports claimed Donnarumma was horrified at his Paris start
- But after starring in his Champions League debut, he dismissed those claims
Gianluigi Donnarumma has laughed off ‘nonsense’ rumors that he is unhappy at new club PSG as he fights for the No. 1 spot with Keylor Navas.
The 22-year-old came on a free transfer from AC Milan to Paris earlier this summer, having won Euro 2020 with Italy – as well as the player of the tournament award – less than a month before arriving at PSG.
But after his move, Donnarumma had to play second fiddle to Navas, with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino so far giving preference to the veteran Costa Rican in the net.
Gianluigi Donnarumma laughs at ‘nonsense’ rumors that he is unhappy at PSG
Donnarumma’s lack of minutes has led to claims he is unhappy with his start at PSG, saying his move has turned sour after just a few months at the Parc des Princes.
Navas, 34, has made eight appearances in all competitions for PSG this season, while Donnarumma only made his third appearance for his new club on Tuesday night.
But after playing in the Champions League on Tuesday in PSG’s win over Manchester City, Donnarumma was quick to dismiss those claims.
‘The criticism of my choice to come to Paris? I just want to laugh,” Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia. “I’m happy at PSG and I have to laugh when I read all this nonsense about me. It’s incredible to play with all these champions.
Donnarumma joined PSG earlier this summer and played second fiddle to Keylor Navas
‘There’s no problem, there’s no problem type, I’m happy to be here, I’ve got the [club] that always supports me.’
Donnarumma put in a stellar performance to keep Pep Guardiola’s men at bay in the group stage match in the French capital, with Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi both on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win for PSG.
And it was a dream debut for Donnarumma in the Champions League, given that he had never played in the European elite club competition with his youth club AC Milan before.
“That’s how I dreamed of my debut in the Champions League and that dream came true. It was a great match, a huge joy,’ added Donnarumma.
The Italian dismissed those claims after he starred in PSG’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday
“I thank everyone who has been close to me, from my father to my mother, to my girlfriend.”
Donnarumma is expected to continue to rotate with Navas as the season progresses given the power and depth Pochettino has in his position.
But with the Italian only 22, he is expected to become PSG’s No. 1 in the coming years.