Friday September 27 2019
Donnarumma: Milan with Giampaolo

Gianluigi Donnarumma insists the Milan squad “are all with” Coach Marco Giampaolo and that they took “a positive turn” against Torino.

There is a growing lack of confidence in Giampaolo amongst the Milan fan base after they threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Toro last night, but Donnarumma made it clear the Rossoneri were rowing in the right direction.

“It’s a defeat that burns. It’s a dark day and I struggled to sleep last night,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“Yesterday I saw the team give everything, I’m sorry for everyone, the fans included. We have to follow the Coach because we’re working well and we have great ideas on how to play. We must follow him.

“Giampaolo’s a great Coach. I’m sorry because yesterday we had a great game and we didn’t deserve to lose.

“We’re all with him. It’s normal to struggle a bit at the start with new ideas and new players, but we should continue to follow him. We’re all with him.

“After the first goal, we fell apart. We need to improve on this. If we’d remained compact, we would’ve been able to take the win home.

“However, we took a positive turn yesterday. We kept the ball throughout, so it burns to lose a game like that.

“There will be the game that marks a turning point and changes our season.”

The 20-year-old remains one of the world’s highly-rated goalkeepers, but is the Diavolo’s poor form affecting his displays?

“It’s only right that they expect so much from me, so it’s just as right that there’s criticism about me.

“I have broad shoulders that let me keep working like I always have done. It’s not a game that changes my season.

“I believe in the Champions League and we must do everything to get there. Milan deserve to be there.

“We’re a great group, a young team with a lot of hunger to get into the Champions League. We must all believe together.”

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