Sunday September 8 2019
Donnarumma: 'Great performance'

Gianluigi Donnarumma saw “a great performance” as Italy won 2-1 in Finland, their sixth Euro 2020 win out of six, even if they conceded an historic goal.

The Azzurri had never previously conceded on Finnish soil and kept six consecutive clean sheets against the Nordic nation.

“When a penalty goes central, it’s difficult, as you generally have to choose a side,” Donnarumma told Rai Sport of the Teemu Pukki penalty.

“In any case, the important thing was to win and come home with the three points. We had a great performance, controlled the ball and prepared very well for Finland, so we’re all very happy.

“Playing out from the back is something we need to do, I got it wrong once, but that can happen.

“The Coach told us to take the game to Finland, keep the ball and find a way to break them down, as we knew they’d clam up in defence.”

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