The English football team Bukayo Saka set the ball on the penalty spot, but did not give. The Italian hero in the goal Gianluigi Donnarumma set off the decisive shot of Sunday’s EURO final at Wembley. The 22-year-old goalkeeper stood up and walked to the side line with icy calm, no outburst of joy. Donnarumma explained why for Italian television on Tuesday. At first he thought that the dramatic shootout was continuing.
The Italian goalkeeper caught two of the five attempts of the English. His intervention against Sak crowned the Italian campaign for the title of European Champions. But Donnarumma looked as if nothing had happened.
“I didn’t celebrate right away because I didn’t know we had won,” he told Italian television Sky Sport Italia.
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“I was mentally down when Jorginho didn’t change and I thought we lost. But I had to concentrate and catch it, “Donnarumma described the feelings during the culmination of Sunday’s final.
“Then suddenly I saw my teammates running after me and at that moment the celebrations began. I didn’t understand anything at all, “the champion added.