Gianluigi Donnarumma laughs off ‘NONSENSE’ rumours he’s unhappy at PSG after playing second fiddle to Keylor Navas so far, as Italian stars in ‘dream’ Champions League debut win over Man City
- Gianluigi Donnarumma has laughed off ‘nonsense’ rumours he’s unhappy at PSG
- The Italian arrived at the club earlier this summer and has been second choice
- Reports claimed that Donnarumma was dismayed with his start to life in Paris
- But after starring on his Champions League debut, he rubbished those claims
Gianluigi Donnarumma has laughed off ‘nonsense’ rumours that he is unhappy at new club PSG as he fights for the No 1 spot with Keylor Navas.
The 22-year-old joined the Parisian side from AC Milan on a free transfer earlier this summer, having won Euro 2020 with Italy – as well as the player of the tournament award – less than a month before arriving at PSG.
But following his move, Donnarumma has had to play second fiddle to Navas with PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino preferring the veteran Costa Rican in net so far.
Gianluigi Donnarumma has laughed off ‘nonsense’ rumours that he’s unhappy at PSG
Donnarumma’s lack of minutes has led to claims that he is unhappy with his start to life at PSG, saying his move has turned sour after just a couple of months at the Parc des Princes.
Navas, 34, has featured eight times in all competitions for PSG this season, while Donnarumma only made his third appearance for his new club on Tuesday night.
But after starring on his Champions League debut in PSG’s win over Manchester City on Tuesday, Donnarumma quickly rubbished those claims.
‘The criticism of my choice to come to Paris? I just want to laugh,’ Donnarumma told Sky Sport Italia. ‘I’m happy at PSG, and I laugh when I read all this nonsense about me. It’s incredible to play with all these champions.
Donnarumma joined PSG earlier this summer and has played second fiddle to Keylor Navas
‘There is no problem, there is no type of problem, I’m happy to be here, I have the [club] that always supports me.’
Donnarumma put in a stellar performance to keep Pep Guardiola’s men at bay in the group game in the French capital, with Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi both getting on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win for PSG.
And it was a dream debut for Donnarumma in the Champions League, given how he never featured in Europe’s elite club competition with his boyhood club AC Milan before.
‘This is how I dreamed of my debut in the Champions League, and the dream came true. It was a great match, an immense joy,’ Donnarumma added.
The Italian rubbished those claims after starring in PSG’s 2-0 win over Man City on Tuesday
‘I thank all those who have been close to me, from my father to my mother, to my girlfriend.’
Donnarumma is expected to continue to rotate with Navas as the season progresses, given the strength in depth Pochettino has in the position.
But with the Italian still only 22, he is expected to become PSG’s No 1 for years to come.