Friday April 8 2016
Donnarumma: 'Milan must unite'

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma calls for a 'united Milan to fight for every ball' against Juventus.

It kicks off tomorrow evening at 19:45 UK time. The game will pitch against each other Bianconeri veteran Gianluigi Buffon and his much younger, promising counterpart who is attached to the Rossoneri colours.

“It was Antonio who passed on to me the passion for Milan,” he told La Stampa. “It would be nice to have him here next year, but that comes down to the club. When they called me, I thought they were joking.

“About Milan, our situation is difficult, we only picked up two points in four games. We're here in the ritiro so we can think and emerge from this situation all together.

“Milan have to be united and fight for every ball. We must win this at all costs.”

Finally, Donnarumma recollected the time when Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic first gave him a chance to play for the Diavolo.

“When we played at home against Genoa, Mihajlovic turned around and said 'Warm up!' I looked the other way because I thought he was talking with somebody else.

“I'll never thank him enough. I always dreamt of defending Milan's goal, but I never thought it could happen so early.

“I found out the day before and I had trouble sleeping.

“People say that I'm immune to pressure? Only on the pitch. When I have an exam in class, I break a sweat!”