Fans gave Gianluigi Donnarumma a hostile reception upon his return to San Siro with the Italian national team, reducing him to tears.
As Calciomercato.com writes, Donnarumma came back to his former home for the first time since leaving the Rossoneri in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain for the Nations League semi-final between Italy and Spain, and also for the first time since being Italy’s hero in the Euros final against England at Wembley.
From the beginning though it did not exactly go to plan for the 22-year-old. Firstly a banner was displayed on a bridge the day before the game telling Donnarumma that Milan is no longer his home, while outside the ground a fan displayed a banner reading: “You are no longer welcome in Milan.”
The report writes that this inevitably ended up influencing Donnarumma’s performance as he was clearly distressed by the situation around him, so much so that he made errors and when he got back into the dressing room he burst into tears.
After the game, Roberto Mancini hit out: “Sorry, Italy was playing. We had to avoid it, it was not a club match and it was not Milan- PSG.”