Gianluigi Donnarumma has iterated that it is indescribable to explain how it feels to reach the UEFA Euro 2020 final with Italy at the expense of Spain on Tuesday.
The UEFA Euro 2020 is in its endgame now, with just two more games remaining before the new champions are crowned. Italy clinched the first spot in Sunday’s grand finale at Wembley after getting the better of Spain in the first semi-final and in the aftermath of the game, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was quizzed on his feelings, as quoted by Transfer Market Web.
Speaking to Italian outlet Rai Sport (h/t Transfer Market Web), the Italy no. 1 was visibly elated, after having played his part in clinching a place in the final. Donnarumma, though, was unable to put a word to what he was feeling at that moment, saying it was indescribable to explain his frame of mind.
Donnarumma said, “We suffered to the end and we snatched it. It’s indescribable. I was relaxed because I knew I could help the team. The team was fantastic, I thank everyone, the people in the stands, we gave our all and now we need one final step to make our dream come true.
“Spain are very strong, but this Italy has a huge heart, we never give up and we saw that because we suffered to the end and we snatched it, but Spain deserve a lot of credit for causing us so many problems.”
Donnarumma has been one of the best players for Italy so far at UEFA Euro 2020, having produced some impressive performances in the six games that the Azzurri have played. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old was at hand to deny Alvaro Morata during the penalty shootout, with that save playing its part in helping Italy beat Spain to reach the final.
In addition to Donnarumma, senior defender Leonardo Bonucci claimed that it was the toughest game of his life. The 34-year-old said, “This is the toughest game I have ever played. I congratulate Spain for what they showed, but once again this Italy showed heart, determination and the ability to push through difficult moments and the lottery of penalties rewarded us.”
Up next, Italy will be up against the winners of the second semi-final at Wembley, set to be played between England and Denmark on Wednesday. And on Sunday, they will have the chance to put the horrors of missing the ticket to the 2018 FIFA World Cup behind them for good, when they have the chance to go all the way at UEFA Euro 2020.