|Org||Italy National Team|
|Club as Player||AC Milan|
2016 09 03 Retrieve
[Gianluigi Donnarumma tells about becoming the youngest capped player in the history of the Italian national team after a 3-1 defeat by France in a friendly] [Gianluigi] Buffon told me to stay calm, do what I know and to have fun. I can’t describe it. I want to thank the coach for this opportunity and my debut. I am quite emotional about it
: 2019 07 08 Paolo Maldini has moved to dismiss any suggestions that AC Milan would sell their much-coveted shot-stopping starlet Gianluigi Donnarumma.
2019 07 10 Retrieve
[Gianluigi Donnarumma says AC Milan must harness the bitter experience of missing out on a top-four finish last season and focus on making amends in 2019-20] I was upset to leave the field early in Ferrara [against SPAL] but I’m eager to begin the new season. It’s upsetting that we won’t be in Europe this year but as our coach and director said, we can now focus on returning to the Champions League, where the club deserves to be. We were qualified for the Champions League with just 10 minutes to go but we all know how it ended. We were all disappointed but it has to be a boost for us to achieve our goal this year
The first day of training is always a flurry of emotions. It always feels like my first time at Milanello and I’m excited. I’m keen to begin training and give my all. We have to give our best in order to return to where we deserve to be, which is in Europe. I’m more mature even though I’m just 20 years old but I feel more like a man now, which is also thanks to AC Milan, and I feel the same way on the pitch. I have greatly improved in many aspects, but I still have to improve a lot, because it is never enough - you always have to give your best in every training session in order to constantly improve
2019 09 16 Retrieve
[Hellas Verona have denied their supporters racially abused AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and demanded more respect for their fans] Racist chants against Kessie? Insults against [Gianluigi] Donnarumma? Maybe someone was baffled by the decibel of the Gialloblu supporters. [We heard] unavoidable whistles against the referee’s decisions which still leave us very perplexed today. And then, lots of cheers for our gladiators at the end of the match. Let’s not stumble on cliches and old labels. Respect for Verona and its people.
2019 10 13 Retrieve
[Gianluigi Donnarumma on Mancini] He is a great coach, we listen to him. He has good principles. We all listen to him and we must do that also during the Euros because he will surely lead us on the right track.
2020 01 24 Retrieve
[Milan have kept four clean sheets in five unbeaten matches in 2020] We knew that coming to Brescia was not going to be easy, so it took a great game from everyone. We are more compact at the back. We work in training to achieve this, but it is thanks to the whole team. Our goal now is to qualify for Europe. We must continue like this and not relax. We take it game by game and won’t stop. We have to win as many games as possible and then at the end of the season we will see
2020 03 27 Retrieve
[Gianluigi Donnarumma said he is focused on AC Milan as the star goalkeeper] The Rossoneri colours mean a lot to me, because I grew up here. 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
[Cristiano Ronaldo - a player Donnarumma concedes he’s always been worried about lining up against] I have faced many great forwards, but I have always feared Ronaldo the most
2020 05 07 Retrieve
[Donnarumma has said he is not distracted by transfer rumours, and in March reaffirmed his commitment to Milan] The Rossoneri colours mean a lot to me, because I grew up here. I have always been a Milan fan and I can’t help but give my best for this shirt
2020 06 29 Retrieve
[When questions of his future at AC Milan started to emerge, Donnarumma made it clear he had a special connection with the club] The Rossoneri colours mean a lot to me, because I grew up here. 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
2020 08 26 Retrieve
[Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma said he was ‘excited’ to be back for the new season] We are very excited. The first training session went well yesterday. We want to restart strong. Forza Milan!