Nobody forgave Gigio the mistake that led to Real’s comeback. The main French sports newspaper regrets Navas, and Pochettino is bothered by the questions
Two in the report card. No extenuating circumstances. Not even Benzema’s foul, invoked several times by Pochettino and Leonardo after the game. Gigio Donnarumma was rejected by the French media, L’Equipe in the lead. Nobody forgave him the mistake that gave Real’s comeback. Psg out in the second round and two in the report card. So, dry. The lowest score together with that of Marquinhos, also a negative protagonist in Benzema’s third goal. Then 3 in Kimpembe, 4 in Hakimi, 4 in Neymar. Mbappe (7), Verratti (7), Messi (6), Pereira (6), Mendes and Paredes (5 to both, an Italian 6, because in France the sufficiency remains 5) are saved.
The French daily writes that “On the evening in which he was officially crowned as number one of the PSG against Keylor Navas, Gigio Donnarumma was the gravedigger of the PSG”. For Donnarumma everything turns badly: “He reopens the game with a gross error – writes the Equipe -, thus extending the team after an hour of play”. And the phallus everyone is talking about? Said Ennjimi, referee consultant, former international match director from 2008 to 2015, said that “the contact can be whistled because there is a slight foul”, but also that “it makes sense to keep the game going, especially since Donnarumma kicks the ball before being hit ”.
L’Equipe speaks of a “lost bet”. Navas, three-time European champion with Real, has more experience and perhaps should have been deployed, they write. Le Parisien, a newspaper in Paris, travels on the same wavelength. Criticism of Gigio, even from illustrious fans. Former tennis player Yannick Noah, Roland Garros winner in 1983, 23 career titles, harshly criticized the defeat with an Instagram story. Far from calm: “I’m tired of this team, it wastes time”.
Is it Navas?
Sidney Govou instead, flag of Lyon, seven times champion of France with OL, spoke of a head problem: “The players suffer from the situation”. So far Pochettino has always alternated the two goalkeepers. In the press room, before the match, he replied annoyed to the usual question about who would play: “You’ve been asking me the same thing for 8 months …”. The score says 18 games for Gigio, 8 clean sheets and 14 goals conceded; Navas, on the other hand, has conceded 21 goals in as many matches. He kept the clean sheet 7 times. None of them are happy with the situation, they have publicly demonstrated it over and over again. Gigio – writes L’Equipe – remains the current European champion and one of the strongest goalkeepers in the world, but perhaps the mistake with Real could put the hierarchy into question. Indeed, the alternation.
March 10, 2022 (change March 10, 2022 | 11:02 am)
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