Gianluigi Donnarumma was happy after his save against Napoli and claimed ‘I do not think about the market, I just want to do everything for this shirt’.
Milan got a point against second-placed Napoli at Stadio San Siro on Sunday afternoon, and they have Donnarumma to thank for this draw, as his pulled a miraculous save on Arkadiusz Milik in the 92′ minute to keep things level.
Donnarumma, at 19 years and 49 days, became today the youngest player in history to reach 100 Serie A appearances. He signed a new contract with the club last summer after a long saga, but his agent Mino Raiola continues to publicly say that he wants his client to leave Milan. But Gigio only cares about the pitch and about making all game-changing saves.
“Today’s save was definitely my best of the season,” he told MilanTV at the end of the match. “It was important to make that intervention. It’s normal to have ups and downs but I always give my all in training and with my trainer at Milanello. “Zapata and Musacchio? Cristian and Mateo are two great players, with Bonucci and Romagnoli out they replaced them well, but the whole team works hard.
“Today it wasn’t easy to face Napoli with the Scudetto in play. If it’s a point earned, or two points lost? We could have won the match but let’s not forget the team we were facing. Thinking about their last chance, we should appreciate this point. The offensive difficulties [Milan are 10th in scoring goals]? We have great strikers and I can’t say anything more, the goal will come and make the difference.
“Torino [who Milan face on Wednesday]? It will be very difficult, we need to win to achieve our goals.”
Speaking to Mediaset, Donna, who may have helped Juve win the Scudetto with his save, said: “I made a nice save, and then I rejoiced for it. I didn’t even think about who I was playing against. We always train to the maximum, I always give everything, and I go to work as I’ve always done.
“Gattuso’s words? I thank him, we are working well, and the team gives me great tranquility. We hope to achieve our objectives. The future? It’s nice to make great saves… I know nothing about the market, my agent and the club will think about it. I go ahead to work and give my best for this team. Reina? I congratulated him, he is a great goalkeeper. He gave a lot to football and will still do a lot.
“Comparisons to Dida’s save? I remember his save against Ajax in the Champions League. His save was more difficult. I hope to do it in the future too in the semi-finals of the CL with Milan.”
Gigio also had an interview with Sky: “The performance? There are other games to play, we have a goal to reach that is Europe, we keep the save and work more than before. It was one of the most beautiful saves I’ve had. My future? The next few months will be quiet, I don’t think about the market, I just want to do everything for this shirt, and I don’t think of anything else.
“Reina? We are friends. We haven’t talked about the mercato or the future, we congratulated each other. The songs against Neapolitans? I’m really sorry, I never said half a word that is out of place on Naples. I have always praised Naples. I’m sorry because I love this city and I don’t know why the fans do songs of this genre. I like Napoli because it’s the team of my city. I don’t know what to say.”