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Donnarumma: Italy lacks ‘everything’ in defeat to Germany

29 Jun 2022 | 08:06

A challenger Gianluigi Donnarumma declares he will “hold his head high” later Italy lost 5-2 away from Germany at the Nations League on Tuesday.

Germany took a 5-0 lead at Monchengladbach and wore the armband, the Azzurri keeper had a disappointing night personally, as Timo Werner squeezed the ball with his hand before making it 4-0. .

Goals from Wilfried Gnonto and Alessandro Bastoni provided little consolation for Italy but for an inexperienced squad, Tuesday’s loss was a stark reminder of the error of international football.

When asked if his ability to distribute the ball with his feet was an area he needed to improve on after the game, after a similar pickpocket in Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League opener, the 23-year-old Age replied angrily.

When did it happen before? When I was fouled against Real Madrid? If we want to cause controversy about these things, that’s fine,” Donnarumma told RAI Sport. I’m here to talk to the team. If you want to blame me, fine, I’ll take the blame, I’m the captain and I keep my head held high.

“I think you’re all trying to create something about these bugs, fine.

“We are angry. There are no excuses, we have to go back there and prove this is not us. There are simply no excuses. “

The Azzurri are third in Group A3 after two draws and one win in their opening three games but after their loss in the UEFA/CONMEBOL Final, Tuesday’s loss represents a return of goals.

Donnarumma suggested that end-of-season fatigue was a contributing factor, but it was not a major factor in Italy’s performance in Germany.

We were missing everything tonight“He say.” There is also a bit of fatigue after four games in 15 days at the end of the season, but we don’t want to look for foreign players. Now we will look into each other’s eyes and analyze everything.

“We’re really disappointed for the fans, because of what they saw tonight. We had a couple of chances, but it wasn’t good enough. We’ll analyze everything and start over.

“We all made mistakes. I could have handled the situation better 4-0 and missed it, but you learn from your mistakes and grow up. Now we just need to rest and come back much stronger.”