PSG: Donnarumma, a big concern for Paris

This Monday, PSG ended their summer tour in Japan with a big success (6-2) against Gamba Osaka. But the performance of Gianluigi Donnarumma was not necessarily appreciated.

PSG are done with Japan. Christophe Galtier’s men have also won their three friendly matches. The last one took place today against Gamba Osaka. Offensively, the French champions regaled and the three PSG stars scored. Also, we can remember the very beautiful goal of Nuno Mendes, perfectly served by his compatriot Vitinha. Problem nevertheless, the defensive sector. The three-man defense lined up by Christophe Galtier, made up of Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe, caused quite a bit of concern. The performance of Gianluigi Donnarumma too. Whether it’s his decisions on foot or his outings in the air, the Italian European champion has been in poor shape since his disappointment against Karim Benzema a few months ago in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Not to mention the copy made during the defeat that eliminated Italy from the 2022 World Cup. And his performance against Osaka was not reassuring at all.

Donnarumma, panic on board?

On social networks, Twitter in the lead, Internet users close to PSG did not hesitate to display their doubts about Gianluigi Donnarumma. And that hit hard on the former Milan goalkeeper: “Donnarumma he likes to get into shit all by himself like a big guy, whether it’s in the air or with the ball, it’s not at all reassuring” ; “Donnarumma I think the club psychologist will have to work overtime with him” ; “I have 3 Navas jerseys. Not sure if I have one from Donnarumma” ; “Donnarumma ball at the feet… Stress assured” or “Donnarumma… Keylor Navas blows too much into his neck”. Since Madrid’s equalizer, and a mistaken choice, even if there was perhaps a fault by KB9, Donnarumma has been in the eye of the storm from PSG fans. It must be said that a certain Keylor Navas is in competition with him, even if Christophe Galtier recently recalled that the Italian will indeed be number 1 at the start of the new season. The Costa Rican, who is having a hard time with this situation, however wants to continue in Paris and this could explain the incredible feverishness of the man who a year ago was the Italian hero of Euro 2021.

Still difficult to know if Keylor Navas will stay at PSG but in any case, it will be complicated for Gianluigi Donnarumma to get rid of his shadow. The former AC Milan goalkeeper, only 23 years old, still has a good margin of progress in front of him and it is certain next July 31, he will be in the cages of PSG to compete for the Champions Trophy against the FC Nantes. Be careful, however, not to miss each other, because the one that the Italian supporters had nicknamed Dollarumma could see his position in great danger. Christophe Galtier and Luis Campos may have made him number 1, if the two men feel that the Italian’s game is too dangerous, then Keylor Navas could quickly become a potential starter again to the detriment of the one who to everyone’s surprise was elected best goalkeeper in Ligue 1 this season.

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