Donnarumma: ‘I can’t describe this feeling’

by | Jul 6, 2021 23:11

Gigio Donnarumma ‘can’t describe’ his feelings after saving the decisive penalty kick on Alvaro Morata and dedicates the Azzurri’s win to Leonardo Spinazzola.

Donnarumma couldn’t hold back tears after the Azzurri booked a place for the UEFA Euro 2020 Final, beating Spain on penalties.

“There was everything at that moment, it wasn’t easy, but with the strength of this group, we managed to get there,” Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia.

“It’s impossible to describe what I am feeling, I want to enjoy this win my teammates and we dedicate the win to Spinazzola, he had sent us a video before the game.”

But how had he studied Spain’s penalty kick takers?

“We look at everything with the goalkeeper coaches, and then there is a bit of instinct too, I looked at everything during the game and the moment before the penalty. Sirigu spoke to me before the shootout, but I can’t say what he told me, he is a top guy and a great person.”

“It’s indescribable. I was relaxed, because I knew I could help the team,” he added in another interview with RAI Sport.

“The team was fantastic, I thank everyone, the people in the stands, we gave our all and now we need one final step to make our dream come true.

“Spain are very strong, but this Italy has a huge heart, we never give up and we saw that, because we suffered to the end and we snatched it, but Spain deserve a lot of credit for causing us so many problems.”

Italy will face England or Denmark in the EURO 2020 Final on Sunday.

“I am superstitious, I will not talk about the Final, we can start talking about it tomorrow. Tonight we celebrate.”


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