With the 2022/23 season over and already a few days in the rearview mirror, it's time to reflect on the year that was around Paris Saint-Germain. During the next few days, we'll review the years of all PSG players, from the reserve goalie to the last striker by way of all defenders and midfielders, here at PSG Post.
Gianluigi Donnarumma - 2022/23 Season Review
Gianluigi Donnarumma had an impressive season as the goalkeeper for PSG. From the very first match week, Donnarumma showcased his skills, starting with a clean sheet against Clermont Foot. He faced only one shot on target, which he confidently saved, resulting in a resounding 5-0 victory for Paris S-G.
In subsequent matches, Donnarumma continued to make an impact with his excellent shot-stopping abilities. He displayed his composure and agility by making crucial saves against Montpellier, Lille, and Monaco. His exceptional performance against Toulouse stood out as he faced seven shots on target and saved all of them, contributing to another clean sheet.
Donnarumma's distribution skills were never flashy but nonetheless noteworthy throughout the season. He displayed accuracy in his passing, with a high completion rate, and effectively launched the ball forward with goal kicks and long passes to initiate counterattacks. His long kicks found their targets consistently, stretching the opposition's defense.
Furthermore, Donnarumma showcased his ability to command his penalty area by dealing with crosses and confidently claiming the ball. His strong presence and decision-making helped Paris S-G secure crucial victories against Marseille, Auxerre, and Strasbourg.
While Donnarumma had a few matches where he conceded goals, it was often due to the relentless attacking efforts of the opponents and the struggling PSG defense rather than any shortcomings on his part. Even in defeat, Donnarumma showed his determination and made outstanding saves to keep his team in contention.
Overall, Donnarumma's season was filled with stellar performances, demonstrating his status as one of the best goalkeepers in Ligue 1.
On the other hand, Donnarumma bagged at least one goal against in all eight Champions League matches he started, which was a true blemish in his all-competitions resume for the 2022/23 campaign.