Donnarumma doing all the right things - Buffon

The Juventus legend did not hold back in his praise of the teenager, hailing his technical as well as mental attributes

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has voiced his admiration for AC Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma, stating the youngster has a bright future ahead of him.

Donnarumma has become Milan's first-choice this campaign, displacing Diego Lopez as the Rossoneri's first-choice custodian.

The teenager has been described as Buffon's successor in the Italy team following his rise to prominence.

And the latter is not only impressed with the 16-year-old's technical skills and physique, but has also hailed his decision making and composure.

"Donnarumma is doing great things as he hasn't shown any fear in taking on a stadium like San Siro, despite playing for a big team like Milan," Buffon told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Along with showing great personality, he has great skills technically and physically.

"However, the thing I like most is that we are talking about a youngster who is doing all the right things, which is key in a career.

"The media has also done a good job and they haven't put too much pressure on him. I see measured statements, which is what should be done with such a young player."

Donnarumma has built on his Milan debut in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo back in September by 12 Serie A appearances, keeping four clean sheets in the process.