Rid of Keylor Navas this winter, Gianluigi Donnarumma (24) was promoted to number 1 this season by Christophe Galtier. But the Italian is still criticized for his feverishness. Asked by the Gazzetta dello Sport, Fabien Barthez (51) gave his opinion on the PSG doorman. And the former legend of the Blues and 98 world champion destroyed “Gigio”.
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“For four or five years, too many coaches have preferred goalkeepers 1.95 meters or more who take up space. I have nothing against it, also because the best in the world, Courtois, is 2 meters tall. But the French formation and not only, now produces formatted goalkeepers and devoid of creativity, sacrificing these goalkeepers who measure perhaps 1 meter 85, without offering them a chance (…) Donnarumma is almost two meters tall and does not know a season exceptional. Coman’s goal illustrates the qualities and flaws of a goalkeeper of his size. The problem is not his reactivity on the goal, but it is linked to his technique which was not the right one. He should have cleared the ball with his foot instead of hitting it with his hands. A smaller goalkeeper, with more instinct and technique would have saved him. Donnarumma will enjoy…