Legendary goalkeeper Dino Zoff believes he has the secret to Gianluigi Donnarumma’s improved form for Milan this season. “He became a man.”
Off-field problems seemed to affect Donnarumma last season, but the Milan teenager has kept goal for the fourth-best Serie A defence this term and gone on to establish himself as Italy’s No 1.
“His secret? It’s simple, he became a man,” Zoff, regarded by many as the Azzurri’s greatest-ever shot-stopper after Gianluigi Buffon, told Corriere della Sera.
“He’s more aware now, he’s an adult and he’s learning to manage the stages of his life, which are also phases during a match.
“He doesn’t fall to pieces after making a mistake anymore. The other night he missed a cross, so much so that moments later he made a superlative save.”