Italy and Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Guanluigi Donnaruma says that Serie A teams have been impressive in the UEFA Champions League in recent times.
The former AC Milan shot-stopper is impressed by the recent surge in the European pedigree of the Italian clubs.
With Inter Milan reaching the final of the 2022/23 Champions League, AC Milan reaching the semi-final of the same competition and Napoli getting to the quarter-final, the Serie A sides are rejoining the cream of the UCL.
However AC Milan have won the Champions League seven times which is the second highest number of wins after Real Madrid who have clinched the trophy 14 times.
In an interview with sportmediaset as quoted by calciomercato.com, Donnaruma chronicles the rise of the Italian teams.
“I think they’re doing really well and we also saw it last year with Milan in the semi-final and Inter in the final,” Donnaruma said.
“Napoli exited in the quarter-finals. I think they’re doing really well and will go far because they are very strong teams, including Lazio.
“Last year Napoli had a great season and did well in Europe, they played great and will be able to have their say this year too even if they started a bit badly.
“Milan are very strong, we have them in the group and it’ll be a very tough challenge. Inter played on par with City in the final and can have their say.
“Lazio started very well by drawing against Atletico Madrid with a goal from my friend Ivan. We are in good shape in Italy.”
The 24 year old was in Napoli’s academy between 2003 and 2013.
Donnaruma was at AC Milan from 2013 to 2021. He joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2021.
Donnaruma has made one appearance in the Champions League this season.
He has made seven appearances across all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain this season.
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