Hauge reflects on his breakout night against Celtic: “We help each other, it’s like a big family”

By Oliver Fisher -

Winger Jens Petter Hauge had a big night against Celtic, and he has insisted that AC Milan are a ‘big family’ who ‘play for each other and help each other’.

The Rossoneri found themselves two goals down early on as Celtic hit a quickfire double through Tom Rogic and Odsonne Edouard with Milan at sixes and sevens at the back.

The Rossoneri quickly hit back through a Hakan Calhanoglu free-kick and a goal from Samu Castillejo to ensure it was level at the break.

It was a memorable night for Hauge from there, as his solo goal gave Milan the lead before Brahim Diaz rounded off an excellent comeback, and with Lille beating Sparta Praha 2-1 it means that Stefano Pioli’s man are safely into the last 32.

Hauge was interviewed by Sky Italia after the game, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews and translated below.

“A good evening for me and for the team, the most important thing is that we won tonight,” he said.

“We are happy, we play for each other, we help each other, it’s like a big family.

“It is important for the team to keep winning, it can also happen that we lose but it all depends on how you react. We are first in Serie A and in the round of 32 in the Europa League.”

On his Italian: “I work a lot with my Italian teacher, I hope to speak better soon, I’m working to improve.”

He also spoke to Milan TV: “I’m very happy, we didn’t start at the best but mistakes are things that happen. We responded well, I’m happy with the performance.

“I work hard and improve every day. I try to learn every day, it’s great to work with this group. The results on the pitch make me happy. We like to play in Europe, it will be nice to play in the Europa League again.”

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