Castillejo: “We played as a strong team with heart and soul, Ibrahimović is an incredible player, he’ll give us a lot”

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Samu Castillejo and Luca Pellegrini during Cagliari-Milan at Sardegna Arena on January 11, 2020. (@acmilan.com)

Samu Castillejo said ‘we finally won’ after the Diavolo beat Cagliari 2-0 today.

Milan picked up three points today as they beat Rolando Maran’s Cagliari. The Rossoneri of coach Stefano Pioli took the field with a new formation, ditching the 4-3-3 in favor of a 4-4-2.

Rafael Leão (46′) and Zlatan Ibrahimović (64′) played up front and scored the goals, while Samu Castillejo played the full game in the role of the right wide-midfielder. The ex-Villarreal man had a good performance and did not make the fans miss Suso, who was benched.

“We’ve finally won, in an away game which is always difficult. It is always difficult to win away in Italy, in Serie A… it’s really difficult. We finally won, and Ibra has scored for Milan again, so everything went well today,” Castillejo said in an interview with MilanTV after the game.

“The change from 4-3-3 to 4-4-2? I believe that the formation in modern football doesn’t make much difference, the players’ mentality is more important and what the coach wants us to do. Today, aside from whether we played well or not, we played as a strong team, a team with heart and soul, and that is what really matters.

“Ibra? He is an incredible player, he will give us a lot on and off the field. He is a Champion, he has that winning mentality and that will help us all improve our levels.”

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Milan10
Milan10
4 months ago

u’ve earned the right to celebrate the win and most importantly, permanent spot on milan’s right flank samu. congrats and please make it count

MIlan653
MIlan653
4 months ago

What a performance
From this guy
Worked hard and used his pace to cause problems for the opposition

jimmy007
jimmy007
4 months ago

I’m really happy for the win…we finally got what we have been lacking which is a good cf. I hope piatek and leao can learn from him and improve more on their finishing

Agustinar
4 months ago

He needs to learn to cross with right foot, it’s not so difficult. It’s more difficult to shoot with opposite foot then cross with opposite foot.

anom
anom
4 months ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Well… When comparing Castillejo’s right foot to Suso’s, Castillejo looks like more like a Messi than the b-class Spaniard.

alemilan
alemilan
4 months ago

This boy need to up his game. His got speed and explosiveness that Suso didn’t have. Also more consistency and decision will make him a good player.