Opposition leader Gianluigi Donaruma has said he will “raise his head” following Italy’s 5-2 defeat away to Germany in the National League on Tuesday.
Germany won 5-0 at Monchengladbach on one occasion and, wearing the captain’s armband, the Azure goalkeeper had a night of his own misery.
The goals of Wilfred Gnonto and Alessandro Bastoni were a little too late for Italy, but for the inexperienced side, Tuesday’s defeat was a reminder of the error in international football.
Asked if he would like to improve after the game, the 23-year-old similarly reacted angrily after finding out he had left Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
“When did it happen before? When I offended Real Madrid? It ‘s good if we want to get rid of these things,” Donaruma told RAI Sport. “I came here to talk to the team. If you want to blame me, well, I’m guilty, I’m the captain and I will continue to exalt myself.
“I think you are all trying to do something about these mistakes.
“We are angry. There are no excuses, we have to go back and make sure this is not us. There are simply no excuses.
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The Reds are third in Group A3 after a two-goal deficit, but their defeat in the UEFA / CONMEBOL Finalissima means they return to square one on Tuesday.
Donaruma contributed to the end of the season, but he did not take the lead in Italy and Germany.
“We lost everything tonight,” he said. “Also, at the end of the season we had some fatigue after four games in 15 days but we don’t want to look for Alibis. Now we are examining everything in our own eyes.
We are very sorry for what the fans saw tonight. We had some opportunities, but not enough. We will examine everything and start again.
“We all made mistakes. I could have solved the situation better 4-0 and I could have escaped, but learn from the mistakes and grow. Now we have to come back stronger and stronger.”