AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma apologised to his team-mates and the fans after his costly error against Sampdoria.
The match started disastrously for the Rossoneri, with Donnarumma hitting Gregoire Defrel with his attempted pass to a defender, meaning Gennaro Gattuso’s men trailed in the first minute of the match – a deficit they could not overcome.
“I thank my teammates for their support, including at the final whistle. Mistakes happen and I apologise to everyone,” Donnarumma told DAZN and Milan TV.
“When you try to play out from the back, you can make an error, these things do happen. I’m sorry that we weren’t able to even get a point out of it, but we have to look forward.
“Last year I went through a very rough time and if I managed to get through that, I can get through this too.
“The role of a goalkeeper means you can’t let things fester, you need to get over it and make up for any error straight away.”
Sampdoria captain Fabio Quagliarella also consoled Donnarumma after his mistake, something the 20-year-old appreciated.
“He is a great friend, we spent the last 10 days together on international duty and after the goal, he immediately came over to console me.
“Milan have already shown that we are hard to knock down and one mistake won’t destroy everything we’ve worked for.”