Donnarumma praises impact of Ibrahimovic’s arrival: “He is a beast, he is a phenomenon”

By Oliver Fisher -

Gianluigi Donnarumma heaped praise upon his team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the mentality he has instilled into this Milan side.

The Swede secured his return to the Rossoneri during the winter window, and since then the team have enjoyed a dramatic upturn in fortunes, thanks also to the explosion of other players such as Ante Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu.

As a result, Milan are motoring towards securing a spot in the Europa League places and securing continental football ahead of next season, with a lot of fans claiming Ibrahimovic’s arrival has been a key factor in that.

Interviewed by Sky Italia, Gianluigi Donnarumma spoke about Ibrahimovic and what he gives to the group, with his words transcribed by MilanNews.

“He is a beast, he is a phenomenon and he gives us a lot,” he said.

“He is the extra strength that we lacked, so he is giving us a lot, also because it all depends also on training, you give your best and create the winning mentality, and it is extraordinary because even the matches in training never want to lose them, and it gives you an incredible mentality.”

Meanwhile, there are reports on Sunday evening that Gianluigi Donnarumma will commit his future to Milan by signing a new deal without a release clause. Read more here.

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