Samu Castillejo has claimed that playing for AC Milan is a ‘feeling that cannot be explained’ as he realises the dream he had as a child.
The Spaniard’s season has been somewhat of a roller coaster so far, having moved up and down the pecking order, but now he has seemingly cemented his spot in the starting eleven.
Since Stefano Pioli switched to the 4-4-2 formation, Castillejo has been performing very well for the Rossoneri on the right flank. Furthermore, the poor form of his compatriot Suso has allowed him to play continuously and without the same levels of pressure.
He scored his first goal of the season for Milan in the 3-0 Coppa Italia win over SPAL a week ago, and he is playing with the most confidence he has since his arrival from Villarreal.
Castillejo was interviewed by Sky Italia and spoke about his recent upturn, and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.it.
“I had never played three games in a row, I think it is the best time for me and especially for the team. On Sunday we won the third consecutive game in the last minute in front of our fans, it is certainly our best moment,” he said.
“Playing for Milan is a feeling that cannot be explained, when I came here [to San Siro] twelve years ago it remained inside me, I became more of a fan than I was before.
“When there was the possibility of coming here I didn’t think about it for a second and now I’m having a very good time. When the stadium got up to applaud me, it was one of the best things I’ve experienced since I was at Milan. “