Pagliuca: ‘Szcesny made mistakes at Arsenal’

Former Italy international Gianluca Pagliuca says Gigio Donnarumma is the best goalkeeper in Serie A and adds: ‘Szczesny used to make a few mistakes at Arsenal, now he is more consistent’.

Pagliuca commented the performances of Serie A goalkeepers on Sky Sport.

“[Alex] Meret is a complete goalkeeper who had some highs and lows last season,” Pagliuca said.

“It’s not easy to play and alternate with [David] Ospina, he is the starter of Colombia national team. It’s not an easy situation. If Meret had more space in league games, he could make better performances. He remains a valid keeper.”

Speaking about Inter’s Samir Handanovic he repeated what he told Football Italia last month: “He was unbeatable before the lockdown, after he seemed more vulnerable.”

The former Italy international believes Gigio Donnarumma is the best goalkeeper in Serie A.

“He is 21 and has almost 200 Serie A games, it’s incredible, I believe he is the best in Serie A,” he said.

“He has different qualities compared to [Gigi] Buffon, he is a complete keeper, he is enormous. I saw him when the national team played in Bologna, I went to visit my ex Sampdoria teammates. I saw him and he was huge, his hands are three times bigger than mine. He is the classic modern goalkeeper.

“Wojciech Szczesny is doing well, I don’t remember many mistakes, I like him a lot,” Pagliuca added.

“It’s hard to play with Buffon behind you, but he is serene, he used to make some mistakes at Arsenal but now at Juventus he is very consistent.

“Italy have a great generation of goalkeepers, don’t forget [Alessio] Cragno, [Mattia] Perin, [Marco] Sportiello. There are very good keepers. We finally see them playing in Italy and not abroad.”


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