Despite a failed exit against Juventus (2-1) Tuesday in the Champions League, the goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain Gianluigi Donnarumma retains the confidence of his coach Christophe Galtier. In front of the press on Friday, the French technician has further strengthened the Italian international.
Gianluigi Donnarumma is not unanimous in the cage of Paris Saint-Germain. In lack of confidence since the elimination in the last eight of the Champions League against Real Madrid (1-0, 1-3) last March, the 23-year-old goalkeeper has penalized, on several occasions, the club of the capital with small mistakes. Again on Tuesday, the Italian international was at fault for the goal conceded against Juventus Turin (2-1) in C1 with a missed exit following a corner played at two.
Galtier dismisses the idea of a turnover
While the former Milanese was again pointed out for this bad reading, the Parisian coach Christophe Galtier wanted to defend him this Friday in a press conference. Asked about a possible turnover with Keylor Navas, the French technician has completely dismissed this idea by confirming the Transalpine in his role as number 1.
“Turnover in this position? No. I’m not that kind of coach in this position of goalkeeper. We often forget that Gigio is a young keeper, even if he has been playing for a while. And obviously there was a misjudgment on a corner, which has a big impact because it’s a goal. But I prefer to remember his two decisive saves, two big decisive saves to make. He was very present,” Galtier said, referring to Donnarumma’s saves from Arkadiusz Milik and Dusan Vlahovic’s headers.
Donnarumma must be confident
With the desire to nurture the native of Castellammare di Stabia, the former coach of OGC Nice gives him absolute confidence. And above all, on a daily basis, Galtier is working to dispel the slightest doubt in his starting keeper. “I’ve talked to him about it, I always want to have a keeper who comes out on set-pieces, with a great presence in the air. He has the physicality, the technical quality, the jump and I do not want this mistake to hold him back on what I want to see from Gigio. There will be no turnover in this position and I still insist on his two very difficult saves”, he finished. In any case, Donnarumma can feel supported by Galtier.