Bayern Leverkusen fullback Giulio Donati was interviewed by Sky Sports about the World Cup and his future.
“Would I have played Verratti? All of them are my friends, I even would have played Immobile. The coach always tries to make the best decision, these losses can happen sometimes. I hope we can beat Uruguay, I always cheer for the Azzurri and I’m sure that we will give everything we have to get through. Playing In Germany makes it hard to get called up? I don’t think it changes anything and I never think about going back to Italy. I’m happy that I had a good season. It’s always a dream to play for Italy.
On Germany: “When they play to their potential they are extremely fantastic. The only doubt for the German press was the physical conditions of some of the players, but I think they did well after the first game. I saw a great match by the Germans. Muller? He is really a great player, I’ve played against him and he’s fantastic. The German tactics are great, but they aren’t as publicized as the Azzurri. Germany is a great squad. I hope that we can play them in a later round at the World Cup and win when it counts.”
On Roma: “I don’t know anything about this. If the Giallorossi called, I’d have to talk with Maicon. He is a great person, and I’ve learned so much from him at my time at Inter. I’m very happy at Bayer Leverkusen, I’ve found a family and I am really happy from the words of Voeller (the coach of Leverkusen), who said that he wants me back next year. We’ll see what happens.”
On the amount of youth in the Bundesliga: “In Germany, it is normal to focus on the young players who play much more often. This should also apply in Italy. In the Bundesliga, they even play 17-18 year old boys who has trained with the first team. They can only improve by training and playing with the major team. Everyone makes mistakes, especially as a young player, but a young man has much more time to improve and avoid the repetition of these mistakes.”
On his teammate Son: “He is strong, fast, and good technically. He has all the ability to do well, and in two years he will be fantastic. I think he’d do well in Italy.”