One of the great stars who arrived at Paris Saint Germain in the last market, along with Messi, Sergio Ramos and Wijnaldum, among others, is the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who since he landed in Paris has not been very comfortable with having to alternate with Keylor Navas. In the last hours, Donnarumma has once again expressed his dissatisfaction with the rotation that Pochettino applies.
“It doesn’t interfere with my performance. But personally it bothers me because it is not easy. As you said, I was always the starter and sometimes it hurts to be on the bench, “said the former AC Milan goalkeeper in statements to the TNT Sports microphones.
So far, Donnarumma has played two games in the Champions League and another five in Ligue 1, which means that he has only participated in 38% of total PSG minutes in all competitions. The 22-year-old Italian goalkeeper of course, but in his words he also assured that “the situation will surely be resolved.”
Arriving in Paris as a free player in the last passing market, being the European Championship champion with Italy and considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at his young age, Donnarumma may have thought he was going to be the first option but he has found himself with which Keylor Navas had more prominence: the Tico played 11 games, eight in the French league and two at the European level.
From Italy they have already reported that the supposed priority that Navas has would also be linked to the affinity he has with Neymar, Messi, Marquinhos, Di María and the rest of the Latinos. The Corriere Della Sera newspaper published that there is a tacit “South American pact” that favors the Costa Rican when it comes to fighting for ownership.
It is also not the first time that Gigi Donnarumma has made such a statement. A month after his arrival at the Parque de los Príncipes, after his first substitution, he made statements that revealed his little tolerance for rotation. “I have come to Paris to play. PSG looked for me and loved me, and I wanted to come to PSG. The competition does not scare me, Navas is a great goalkeeper, but I am here to play. Competition is good for both of us, and also for me, because it makes me grow a lot ”, he had told Canal Plus.
At the moment, Mauricio Pochettino has not yet decided who is the owner of the arch and has alternated Donnarumma and Navas indistinctly in matches of the local tournament and the Champions League. Unlike what usually happens in teams where there are two high-caliber goalkeepers, where the coaches usually designate each to a competition, the Argentine coach chose to make a decision match by match. (Infobae)