Milan’s star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma expressed his delight at making his full debut for Italy in the 2-1 win over Netherlands on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old made his first start for the Azzurri, after two previous substitute appearances, as they beat Netherlands 2-1 in a friendly clash in Amsterdam.
Donnarumma was proud to wear the gloves for Italy and thankful for the way teammate Gianluigi Buffon helped him to prepare for the game.
“I am very happy for this evening, the way the game went. At the start after the goal we got back together, started playing the way we did at the beginning and realised it was just a moment of bad luck,” he told Rai Sport.
“I am very happy to have made my full debut, but Gigi’s still there. I thank him for all the advice he gives me in training. I am proud to wear this jersey.
“Buffon told me to just relax, do what I’m doing and not try to invent anything new, as what I do already is fine.
“I am so proud to be here, I work hard week after week to improve because you never stop learning. I soak in all the advice that I receive."