Donnarumma opens up about the competition at PSG
The Italian goalkeeper is recovering from covid-19 and he missed Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 win against Vannes on Monday for the French Cup round of 32.
The battle to become Paris Saint-Germain’s No 1 goalkeeper continues between Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma as the second part of the season has started. The Italian goalkeeper missed PSG’s last French Cup match because he is recovering from covid-19 and Navas kept a clean sheet in the 4-0 win in the round of 32.
Competition to be the number 1
Keylor Navas has seen the most minutes so far this campaign with 16 appearances across all competitions and he has kept a clean sheet in five matches. While Donnarumma has made 12 appearances across all competitions and has kept a clean sheet in five games. So far the manager of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino, has favored the goalkeeper from Costa Rica more than the Italian.
"It has no effect on my performances, but it disturbs me," Donnarumma said to TNT Sports. "It's not easy, because I was used to always starting and sometimes it hurts to be on the bench. But I'm sure the situation will be resolved."
“There is competition in every club, we [Navas and him] are calm, we work hard and at the end it is the manager who makes the decision. We are always ready to play and do our best,” said Donnarumma during an interview with France TV.
When asked about the competition between both players, Leonardo, the sporting director of the Ligue 1 side, explained that they have a good and healthy relationship. What is complicated about that?, It would be complicated if we didn’t have them,” he said.