Italy, Donnarumma: “We want to bring joy to the country. Tough group? For the others too”

The goalkeeper of the national team and Paris Saint Germain, Gianluigi Donnarummaspoke to the microphones of Sky Sports: “Definitely a lot of responsibility, but I’m proud to wear the armband, to be an example, it’s exciting to be the captain of the national team.”

He had great examples like Bonucci, Chiellini…
“I try to set an example, be myself and without changing anything. I have had many examples like Giorgio, Leo, Gigi, take something from them. We are many leaders in this team, everyone must feel like captains, an example for the team, bringing a unique, united group, an important bond has been created between us. We have quality, a great coach who will certainly put us right, make us feel important, to play great matches

On Spalletti.
“We get along very well, we all know what results he has brought in recent years, he prepares matches well, he makes us feel very good even off the pitch. I thank him for the trust he gives me every time, as well as a lot of advice. Listening to a coach with such great experience gives you a hand, for me it is important to listen to him and take all the indications he can give me.”

On Naples.
“A few words, Spalletti, about Napoli. He has had a great experience, he has given and taken a lot, he gets emotional every time he talks about Napoli. He is our coach and we hope to bring joy to the whole country.”

On the group.
“Tough, but also for the others. Because they know that they will face a strong Italy, with an idea, it’s a tough grouping for everyone. We’ll think in stages, we’ll face each match as if it were our last. We need to prepare well , roll up your sleeves because they will all be complicated matches. Everyone can contribute something important. From Scamacca to Bastoni, Jorginho and Barella, everyone can give an important hand and everyone must feel that way.”

On Buffon.
“We have a splendid relationship, just with his presence he gives you so much, it’s important to have him with us, who talks to you, who gives you advice. For the history he has made, for what he has given to Italy and the club, when he says something you take the word straight away. For us it’s a great strength.”