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Donnarumma Explains His Cold Reaction To Italy's Shootout Win: "I Didn't Realize We Had Won!"

The Italian goalkeeper didn't realize it until he saw his teammates running towards him.

That calm walk after having stopped one of the most important penalties in the history of Italian soccer wasn’t a show: Gianluigi Donnarumma hadn’t realized that he’d just been crowned European champion. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Donnarumma said, “I didn't celebrate on the penalty because I didn't realize we had won."  

"I hadn't understood anything, I was already down when Jorginho missed, I thought we had lost. After the stoppage, I walked off and checked that the VAR gave the go-ahead to continue. Then I saw my teammates running towards me and I realized everything," Donnarumma said.

The Italian goalkeeper won the European Championship and was also named Player of the Tournament. He is still ambitious and wants to achieve much more. He is only 22 years old and has a long career ahead of him, "I still have to achieve everything, that has always been my strong point," added Donnarumma.

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The owner of the Azzurri’s net has just left Milan, where he made his debut at the age of 16 and has been a starter ever since. Six seasons have passed, but he didn't reach an agreement to renew his contract and now he will leave for free. All roads lead to Paris. Yes, the already star-studded PSG will add another baller to its roster. His contract is ready to sign and it would be until 2026. He will compete with Keylor Navas for the starting goalkeeper position.

"These days I will talk about all that. What I can say now is that these colors will always be part of me. Now I enjoy this party and from tomorrow I will be on vacation," he said after the consecration, but feeling bad for his departure from the Rossoneri.

Donnarumma's title-winning save

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