Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 22, said that he did not understand that his country had won the European Championship after defeating England, after saving the decisive penalty kick.
Donnarumma and the penalty kick
Italian Donnarumma brilliantly managed to block the kick of England’s Bukayo Saka, who won the European Nations Cup “Euro” for the second time in his history since 1968.
But the player did not celebrate immediately after saving the penalty kick and winning the title with his country, the Azzurri, as his features seemed cold and he walked silent and calm before his colleagues gathered around him to celebrate the historic victory.
– The moment Donnarumma saved the decisive kick with Italian commentary “Fabio Carissa” 💙 pic.twitter.com/ouchJrezMC
– Calcio (@Elcalcio_) July 11, 2021
He also saved a penalty kick by English player Jadon Sancho, while Marcus Rashford’s ball hit the post, to enable Italy to beat England on penalties with three goals to two after the end of the original and extra time with a goal for both.
Donnarumma and commentary
And goalkeeper Donnarumma said in a statement to the Italian channel, “Sky Sport”, “I did not immediately realize what happened, and I looked at the referee and tried to understand that everything was fine.”
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Donnarumma added: “I turned to my colleagues and they were running towards me, and from here it all started, and I did not understand what was going on with me.”
🤣 Yes, we understood that you did not understand
🙌🇮🇹🏆 THANKS GIGIO‼ ️
ITALY IS EUROPEAN CHAMPION
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– skysport (@SkySport) July 13, 2021
Italian player Donnarumma was chosen in the tournament, after his impressive performance against England, as well as his similar brilliance against Spain in the semi-finals and his team’s rise to the final of the tournament.
And goalkeeper Donnarumma will move to play for Paris Saint-Germain in a free transfer deal, after the expiry of his contract with his former team, AC Milan, who spent his entire career within its walls.
Regarding his future, goalkeeper Donnarumma said: “I will always be associated with Milan, and now I am enjoying the party, then I will enjoy the holiday, and I will always be a fan of Milan and wish them all the best.”
Donnarumma has won all five matches that ended in penalties with his former club AC Milan three times and Italy twice during his career.
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