Highly rated AC Milan goalkeeper Gianlugi Donnarumma has revealed that he tries to imitate German counterparts Manuel Neuer despite admitting that ageless compatriot Gianlugi Buffoon was always his idol.
Donnarumma made this known during an interview with former club goalkeeper Christian Abbiati for Milan TV. He said: My idol was always Gigi Buffon, then you were in the team that I supported [as a child].”
He thereafter mentioned Bayern Munich shot stopper as someone he tries to learn from. “Now in the national team, I always have Gigi, who’s been helping me so much, but there’s also Neuer, who’s an example. I try to imitate him and learn from him.” he said.
“China? I was also there two years ago, it’s been a nice experience. The fans are affectionate and we were greeted very well.
“The new Milan? So many new players have arrived and those who were already here have been helping them feel at home.
“Playing with my brother? It feels good, even if it’s strange: I’d never trained with him.” he concluded.