Thursday March 26 2020
Donnarumma: 'Milan mean a lot to me'

Italy international Gianluigi Donnarumma has claimed he “can’t help but give my best” for Milan and revealed he has “always feared” Cristiano Ronaldo.

The reports in Italy have been claiming that Donnarumma could be moving on this summer, but the goalkeeper insisted that he remains true to his boyhood club.

“The Rossoneri colours mean a lot to me, because I grew up here,” he said in a Q&A, according to the news agency ANSA. “I have always been a Milan fan and I can’t help but give my best for this shirt.

“The first goal is the one I share with the club and the one we have set ourselves at the beginning of the season.

“The personal goal is to always give my best and try to concede as few goals as possible.”

And Donnarumma has done well since coach Stefano Pioli took over at San Siro, helping the Diavolo climb to seventh in Serie A, keeping 10 clean sheets in 24 games before the season was suspended.

But the 21-year-old, who revealed he is “training at home” during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, has admitted that he is always worried to play against Juventus talisman Ronaldo.

“I have faced many great forwards, but I have always feared Ronaldo the most.”

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